Investigation number
199101645
Occurrence date
Location
Bayswater Power Station
Report release date
Report status
Final
Investigation type
Occurrence Investigation
Investigation status
Completed
Occurrence category
Accident
Highest injury level
None

Prior to departure for a dual instructional navigation exercise, the instructor pilot obtained a weather briefing which, although indicating marginal Visual Meteorological Conditions, he considered suitable for the exercise. In the initial stages of the flight the weather was better than expected and conditions ahead appeared to present no significant problem. Later in the flight the weather deteriorated rapidly with patches of low cloud developing. As a result, the pilot decided to carry out a landing on a dirt road which appeared suitable from the air. The approach and landing were normal until, late in the landing roll, the aircraft collided with a partly open gate which the pilot had not seen prior to landing.

Aircraft Details
Departure point
Tamworth NSW
Destination
Cessnock NSW
Model
PA-28
Serial number
28-7615433
Registration
VH-DDH
Operation type
Flying Training
Damage
Substantial
Manufacturer
Piper Aircraft Corp
Departure time
1515