Aviation safety investigations & reports

Piper PA 28-180, VH-PEJ, Sandy Camp NSW, 8 January 1988

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Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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The pilot was making a landing on a dirt strip 822 metres in length. The conditions were calm and the temperature was 37 degrees Celsius. The aircraft floated for some distance before touchdown. Although heavy braking was commenced the pilot reported it was apparent the aircraft would not stop before the end of the strip. A ground loop was initiated during which the aircraft entered soft ground. The nose leg was bent as the aircraft tipped onto a wing tip.

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General details
Date: 08 January 1988   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 1245    
Location: Sandy Camp    
State: New South Wales   Occurrence type: Loss of control  
Release date: 15 February 1989   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-PEJ  
Serial number 281459  
Type of operation Private  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Departure point Coonamble NSW  
Departure time 1225  
Destination Sandy Camp NSW