Aviation safety investigations & reports

Cessna 402 B, VH-UBZ, Yam Island QLD, 13 February 1984

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Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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The aircraft touched down normally on the 760 metre long strip and the pilot commenced braking immediately. He was then distracted by the sudden appearance of two cyclists at the edge of the strip and was concerned that they might attempt to cross the strip in front of the aircraft. This did not occur and the pilot, returning his attention to the landing roll, realised that the rate of deceleration was less than expected. Despite pumping the brakes, he was unable to prevent the aircraft from over-running the end of the strip and colliding with a large rock. Heavy rain had fallen on the strip shortly before the aircraft arrived. The grass surface was slippery and resulted in reduced braking effectiveness. When the pilot realised that the rate of deceleration was abnormal there was insufficient strip length remaining to ensure a successful go around.

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General details
Date: 13 February 1984   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 1310    
Location: Yam Island    
State: Queensland   Occurrence type: Runway excursion  
Release date: 21 May 1984   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: None  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Cessna Aircraft Company  
Aircraft model 402  
Aircraft registration VH-UBZ  
Type of operation Charter  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Departure point Warraber Island QLD  
Departure time 1300  
Destination Yam Island QLD  
Last update 13 May 2014