Aviation safety investigations & reports

Cessna 150E, VH-KMJ, Reekara (King Island) TAS, 15 September 1984

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Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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The pilot had decided to carry out some cross-wind circuit practice after the other pilot on board had carried out circuits on the into-wind strip. On the first circuit, touchdown was made 357 metres into the strip on the nosewheel and left mainwheel together, followed by the right wheel. The nose gear sustained damage and when the aircraft touched down again after a short bounce the propeller struck the ground. The pilot had not conducted cross-wind landing practice for about a year. He was inexperienced on the aircraft type and the cross-wind component at the time was close to the aircraft limit.

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General details
Date: 15 September 1984   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 1152    
Location: Reekara (King Island)    
State: Tasmania   Occurrence type: Hard landing  
Release date: 03 December 1984   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: None  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Cessna Aircraft Company  
Aircraft model 150  
Aircraft registration VH-KMJ  
Type of operation Private  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Departure point Reekara TAS  
Departure time 1152  
Destination Reekara TAS  
Last update 13 May 2014