Piper PA 31

1993 Monarch, June

A Piper PA31-350 Navajo Chieftain was being operated as Monarch Airlines flight OB301 on a regular public transport service from Sydney to Young. It was on landing approach to runway 01 in conditions of low cloud and darkness, when it struck trees at Young aerodrome, New South Wales, and crashed. All seven occupants, including the two pilots, suffered fatal injuries from the impact and post-crash fire.

Report: https://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/investigation_reports/1993/aair/aair199301743/

Article: https://www.flightsafetyaustralia.com/2020/08/in-the-bleak-midwinter/

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Sue Burdekin

Life member of Safeskies from 2020

Most recently, Sue Burdekin was the Aviation Program Coordinator in ADFA’s School of Engineering and Information Technology. She is a highly credentialled academic and researcher in human factors; and has been a senior lecturer in human factors and aviation safety since 2001. She has had experience in GA management and is a commercial pilot. She is a committee member of the Royal Aeronautical Society, a member of the European Association for Aviation Psychology, the Australian Aviation Psychology Association, the International Society of Air Safety Investigation, the Australian Women Pilots’ Association (a former state president), and a former board member of Safeskies.

She and her partner, Dr Robert (Rob) Lee, were regular speakers at Safeskies, bringing their wide-ranging and considerable human factors expertise to the conferences.