Aviation safety investigations & reports

Runway excursion involving a Piper Aircraft Corp PA-28-180, VH-CPM, Paramatee Station via Yunta, SA on 28 February 1995

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Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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The pilot had undertaken a private flight from Port Pirie intending to land at a property. When he arrived in the general area, he saw an airstrip with a vehicle parked nearby and believing that he had arrived at his destination commenced an approach for landing. After the aircraft had touched down the pilot realised the airstrip was not suitable for the operation, but was committed to continue with the landing. The aircraft over-ran the end of the airstrip with the left wing striking a tree causing damage to the wingtip and displacing the spar rearwards. The pilot being the only occupant was uninjured.
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General details
Date: 28 February 1995   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 16:00 CSuT    
State: South Australia   Occurrence type: Runway excursion  
Release date: 08 March 1995   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final    

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Piper Aircraft Corp  
Aircraft model PA-28-180  
Aircraft registration VH-CPM  
Sector Piston  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Departure point Port Pirie SA  
Destination Manunda Station SA