Aviation safety investigations & reports

Collision with terrain involving a Piper Aircraft Corp PA-24-260, VH-GAS, MT D'AGUILAR , QLD on 2 March 1977

Investigation number:
Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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The aircraft departed Harrison's Pocket for Redcliffe. It was seen to enter cloud and subsequently impacted the mountain range. The aircraft fell through the trees to the ground and came to rest inverted.
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General details
Date: 02 March 1977   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 18:28 WST    
State: Queensland   Occurrence type: Collision with terrain  
  Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: Fatal  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Piper Aircraft Corp  
Aircraft model PA-24-260  
Aircraft registration VH-GAS  
Sector Piston  
Damage to aircraft Destroyed  
Departure point HARRISONS POCKET