Aviation safety investigations & reports

Piper PA-31-350 Chieftain VH-WGI, Launceston Tasmania, 17 September 1993

Investigation number:
Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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The main purpose for investigating air safety occurrences is to prevent aircraft accidents by establishing what, how and why the occurrence took place, and determining what the occurrence reveals about the safety health of the aviation system. Such information is used to make recommendations aimed at reducing or eliminating the probability of a repetition of the same type of occurrence, and where appropriate, to increase the safety of the overall system. To produce effective recommendations, the information collected and the conclusions reached must be analysed in a way that reveals the relationships between the individuals involved in the occurrence, and the design and characteristics of the systems within which those individuals operate.
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General details
Date: 17 September 1993   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 17/09/93    
Location   (show map): Launceston    
State: Tasmania   Occurrence type: Wirestrike  
Release date: 20 November 1995   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: Fatal  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Piper Aircraft Corp  
Aircraft model PA-31  
Aircraft registration VH-WGI  
Type of operation Private  
Damage to aircraft Destroyed  
Departure point Mooorabbin Vic  
Destination Launceston  
Last update 13 May 2014