Incident Piper PA-36-375 VH-OON, Friday 17 January 1986
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Date:Friday 17 January 1986
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA36 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Piper PA-36-375
Registration: VH-OON
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:8km NE of Coleambally, NSW -   Australia
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:8km NE of Coleambally, NSW
Destination airport:8km NE of Coleambally, NSW
Investigating agency: BASI
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
During the takeoff run, the right gear leg failed. The aircraft had just passed through a soft patch of ground then ran over a grass tussock. The severed section of the leg punctured the right wing and dented the tailplane as the aircraft slid to a halt. A subsequent metallurgical examination found that the leg fractured because of the growth to critical size of a fatigue crack. The fatigue had originated in small surface imperfections caused by corrosion pitting.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: BASI
Report number: 
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report


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