Aviation safety investigations & reports

Partenavia P68B, VH-FAO, Horn Island QLD, 16 May 1984

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Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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Severe turbulence had been encountered on final approach but smooth air was entered on short final. After flaring to land, the aircraft rolled left rapidly and the landing was made on the left main wheel, followed by the right and nose wheels. The pilot subsequently inspected the aircraft but did not detect any damage. After two further flights the pilot noticed that the left wing appeared to be low. Distortion of the left main gear support frame was found.

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General details
Date: 16 May 1984   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 1500    
Location: Horn Island    
State: Queensland   Occurrence type: Hard landing  
Release date: 16 May 1984   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: None  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Partenavia Costruzioni Aeronautiche S.p.A  
Aircraft model P.68  
Aircraft registration VH-FAO  
Serial number 41  
Type of operation Charter  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Departure point Murray Island QLD  
Departure time 1351  
Destination Horn Island QLD  
Last update 13 May 2014