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The pilot approached Gladstone from the north-west and radioed a position report at 10 miles. Joining the circuit he noticed another aircraft apparently making a touch-and-go landing on runway 28 and was in radio contact with it. As there was nil wind and new paintwork on the eastern end of the runway he elected to land on runway 10. When on the downwind leg he saw a second aircraft at the taxiway holding-point and, as a warning to it, made a base leg radio call. During the final approach and at a height of approximately 15 feet the second aircraft entered the runway so the pilot grabbed his microphone in an effort to give a warning but lost control of his aircraft which landed heavily on its nosewheel; it then proposed several times and the propeller struck the runway twice.

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General details

Date: 17 Apr 1969 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 0730 EST Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
Location:Gladstone Aero  
State: QLD Occurrence class: Operational 
Release date: 05 Sep 1969 Occurrence category: Accident 
Report status: Final Highest injury level: None 
 

Aircraft details

Aircraft manufacturer: Piper Aircraft Corp 
Aircraft model: PA-28 
Aircraft registration: VH-PKB 
Type of operation: Private 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Rockhampton
Departure time:0700
Destination:Gladstone
 
 
 
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