Aviation safety investigations & reports

Piper PA-28, VH-CNS, Cessnock NSW, 8 February 1984

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Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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Having completed his first solo the previous day, the pilot was given a dual check and authorised to carry out five solo circuits. The first landing was reported as normal, however on the second, the pilot carried out a go-around after the aircraft bounced to about 30 ft. After a slight bounce on the next landing a go-around was carried out and the aircraft adopted a nose up attitude and turned left. The left wing struck a fence before the aircraft was landed in a field.

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General details
Date: 08 February 1984   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 0810    
Location: Cessnock    
State: New South Wales   Occurrence type: Hard landing  
Release date: 25 September 1984   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: None  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Piper Aircraft Corp  
Aircraft model PA-28  
Aircraft registration VH-CNS  
Type of operation Flying Training  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Departure point Cessnock NSW  
Departure time 755  
Destination Cessnock NSW  
Last update 13 May 2014