Aviation safety investigations & reports

Collision with terrain involving a Piper Aircraft Corp PA-32R-300, VH-SVN, Near KARS SPRINGS 5NNE, NSW on 18 January 1979

Investigation number:
197901353
Status: Completed
Investigation completed

Summary

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ACFT OBSERVED FLYING UP BLIND VALLEY TOWARDS THE STEEPLY RISING LIVERPOOL RANGES,THEN TO ENTER LOW CLOUD.IMPACTED SOUTHERN FACE OF RANGE.SITE 30 KM EAST OF PLANNED & REPORTED TR.WX AS FORECAST.
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General details
Date: 18 January 1979   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 17:05 EST    
State: New South Wales   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-32R-300  
Aircraft registration VH-SVN  
Sector Piston  
Damage to aircraft Destroyed  
Departure point MOORABBIN VIC  
Destination TAMWORTH NSW