Aviation safety investigations & reports

Loss of control PAMCO "Cygnet", 1.5 km East of Forest Hill QLD, 27 April 1980

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Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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The pilot was landing in gusting wind conditions with a cross-wind from the left. After the left wheel had touched down and before the right wheel had been grounded a gust of wind lifted the left wing, causing the aircraft to drift to the right. Attempts by the pilot to re-land were unsuccessful and a go-around was initiated. The aircraft subsequently collided with a fence post and came to rest about 180 metres off the side of the runway. The aircraft encountered a very strong wind gust at the time of touchdown. The pilot delayed action in initiating a go-around and when power was applied the aircraft was unable to out-climb the rising terrain while flying downwind.

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General details
Date: 27 April 1980   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 1510    
Location: 1.5 km East of Forest Hill    
State: Queensland   Occurrence type: Loss of control  
Release date: 29 January 1985   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: Fatal  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Pamco  
Aircraft model Cygnet  
Type of operation Unknown  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Departure point Forest Hill QLD  
Departure time 1505  
Destination Forest Hill QLD  
Last update 13 May 2014