NTSB Identification: SEA04WA148
Accident occurred Wednesday, July 28, 2004 in Benalla, Australia
Aircraft: Piper PA-31T, registration:
Injuries: 6 Fatal.

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. The foreign authority was the source of this information.

On July 28, 2004, at 1100 local time, an Australian registered Piper PA-31T (Cheyenne), was destroyed when it collided with rugged terrain approximately 18 nautical miles southeast of Benalla Airport, Victoria, Australia. The accident occurred during a GPS approach to the airport in low clouds and rain. The six occupants aboard the airplane were fatally injured in the accident. The cross-country flight originated from Bankstown Airport, Sydney, Australia, with a planned destination of Benalla.

The investigation of this accident is under the jurisdiction of the Australian Transport Safety Bureau. Further information pertaining to this accident can be obtained from:

Australian Transport Safety Bureau
PO Box 967, Civic Square ACT 2608


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