Aviation safety investigations & reports

Beech A36, VH-EUM, 150 km West of Ceduna SA, 1 April 1983

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Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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The pilot had previously discussed the strip with the station owner but had not ascertained its length. On overflying, the pilot assessed its length as 600 metres, and after checking the P chart he calculated that 500 metres was needed for a landing. The pilot stated that he crossed the threshold at 65-70 knots with full flap selected. Ground marks indicated that the aircraft touched down 195 metres past the threshold. It then bounced twice before overrunning the strip, striking an earth mound and running through a depression. The grass strip was measured as 408 metres long and was slippery from rain which had fallen the previous day.

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General details
Date: 01 April 1983   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 1430    
Location: 150 km West of Ceduna    
State: South Australia    
Release date: 01 May 1985   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: None  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Beech Aircraft Corp  
Aircraft model 36  
Aircraft registration VH-EUM  
Type of operation Private  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Departure point Ceduna SA  
Departure time 1215  
Destination Coorabie SA  
Last update 01 April 2011