Aviation safety investigations & reports

Beech 58 "Baron", VH-DTU, McIntyre's Field NSW, 30 October 1984

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Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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After a normal circuit the aircraft crossed the threshold at 85 knots. The pilot advised that the wheels locked as soon as braking was applied. Intermittent brake application had little effect in slowing the aircraft and as the pilot considered that insufficient strip remained to permit a go-around he attempted to ground loop the aircraft. It slid off the side of the strip and collided with a fence before coming to rest. The strip surface was very slippery as a result of overnight rain. Misty rain was still falling as the pilot made his approach and touched down about one quarter of the way along the strip. The pilot had not determined the last point at which a go-around could be commenced and persevered with the landing attempt beyond the point where a go-around could have been safely accomplished.

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General details
Date: 30 October 1984   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 0900 Approx.    
Location: McIntyre's Field    
State: New South Wales   Occurrence type: Loss of control  
Release date: 25 June 1985   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: None  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Beech Aircraft Corp  
Aircraft model 58  
Aircraft registration VH-DTU  
Type of operation Charter  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Departure point Archerfield QLD  
Departure time 0900 Approx.  
Destination McIntyre's Field (near McLean) NSW  
Last update 13 May 2014