Aviation safety investigations & reports

Cessna 182-Q, VH-FRV, Vergemont Station,145 km W of Longreach QLD, 22 May 1984

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Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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The pilot reported that his approach to land towards the north-west was good, however the aircraft floated for some distance before touching down. As the aircraft landed the sun appeared from behind a cloud and the pilot lost all forward vision. Braking was applied but, as the pilot considered that the aircraft was not slowing down and he was aware that the strip end was near, he applied power to go around. The aircraft failed to become airborne and collided with a bush and a fence beyond the end of the strip. The investigation did not reveal any fault with the aircraft that could have contributed to the accident.

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General details
Date: 22 May 1984   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 1640    
Location: Vergemont Station,145 km W of Longreach    
State: Queensland   Occurrence type: Runway excursion  
Release date: 25 September 1984   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: None  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Cessna Aircraft Company  
Aircraft model 182  
Aircraft registration VH-FRV  
Type of operation Aerial Work  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Departure point Vergemont Station QLD  
Departure time 1325  
Destination Vergemont Station QLD  
Last update 13 May 2014