NTSB Identification: WPR11WA176
Accident occurred Wednesday, March 30, 2011 in Moree, Australia
Aircraft: PIPER PA-32R, registration:
Injuries: 4 Fatal,2 Serious.

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

On March 30, 2010, about 0902 universal coordinated time (UTC) (2002 local), a Piper PA-32R-301T, VH-LKI, collided with terrain during the approach to Moree Aerodrome, Moree, New South Wales (NSW), Australia. A private operator was operating the airplane under the provisions of the Australian civil aviation regulations. The pilot and three passengers sustained fatal injuries; two passengers sustained serious injuries. The airplane sustained substantial damage. The airplane departed Brewarrina, NSW, en route to Moree. The primary wreckage was at 29 degrees 30 minutes south latitude and 149 degrees 51 minutes east longitude.

Preliminary information received from the government of Australia indicated that the airplane collided with terrain during an approach to the airport.

The accident is under the jurisdiction of, and is being investigated by, the Australian Transport Safety Bureau. Further information can be obtained from:

Australian Transport Safety Bureau
P.O. Box 967
Civic Square ACT 2608, Australia
Phone (02) 6257 4150
Fax (02) 6247 3117
Web site www.atsb.gov.au

This report is for information purposes only and contains only information obtained for, or released by, the Government of Australia.

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