Incident Rockwell Commander 114 VH-DDY, 20 Jan 1986
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Date:20-JAN-1986
Time:17:05
Type:Silhouette image of generic AC11 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Rockwell Commander 114
Owner/operator:
Registration: VH-DDY
MSN: 14280
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Sea Lake, VIC -   Australia
Phase: Landing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Sea Lake, VIC
Destination airport:YMEN
Investigating agency: BASI
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Narrative:
Shortly after takeoff, the pilot's door opened. The passenger became very agitated and the pilot elected to carry out a low level circuit and landing. The passenger's condition deteriorated to the extent where the pilot was experiencing difficulty in concentrating on the approach. The aircraft touched down in a paddock 22 metres short of the aerodrome boundary fence, ran through the fence and came to rest near the strip threshold. Atmospheric conditions at the time were conducive to the formation of downdrafts and mini tornadoes. It was possible that the aircraft was affected by such a disturbance at a time when the pilot was distracted by his passenger's condition.

Sources:

https://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/investigation_reports/1986/aair/aair198601400/
https://www.atsb.gov.au/media/29872/aair198601400.pdf

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