Aviation safety investigations & reports

Piper PA28-140, VH-RVL, Longwarry VIC, 2 December 1984

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Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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The pilot was to conduct two spot landings from practice forced landing approaches commenced at 2000 feet. On the first approach an undershoot developed and power was used to complete the landing. The second approach was high and touchdown was made about half way down the 730 metre strip. A go-around was initiated but the engine failed to develop significant power. The take-off was then abandoned and the aircraft struck a dirt bank and drain beyond the end of the strip. It is probable that carburettor icing caused the lack of engine response when the go-around was initiated. Braking was inhibited by wet grass covering the remainder of the strip available.

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General details
Date: 02 December 1984   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 1510    
Location: Longwarry    
State: Victoria    
Release date: 10 July 1985   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: None  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Piper Aircraft Corp  
Aircraft model PA-28  
Aircraft registration VH-RVL  
Type of operation Private  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Departure point Longwarry VIC  
Departure time 1455  
Destination Longwarry VIC  
Last update 01 April 2011