Date & Time: Apr 7, 2023 at 0605 LT
Type of aircraft:
Piper PA-31-350 Navajo Chieftain
Bankstown – Brisbane
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
The twin engine airplane departed Bankstown Airport on a cargo flight to Brisbane, carrying one pilot and medical stuffs. While descending to Brisbane-Archerfield Airport, the pilot encountered technical problems with the engines that lost power and attempted an emergency landing. The airplane impacted trees and crashed in a grassy area located along a railway road in Hillcrest, some 10 km south of Archerfield Airport. The pilot escaped with minor injuries.