Aviation safety investigations & reports

Cessna 182M, VH-EGZ, Flinders Island TAS, 7 October 1984

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Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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The initial touchdown was in a flat attitude and the aircraft bounced. The second touchdown was on the nosewheel and the propeller struck the ground. After the aircraft bounced again the pilot carried out a go around, during which he noticed about 75 millimetres free travel in the elevators. A safe landing was made and an inspection revealed damage to the firewall, which had moved the elevator control cable pulleys rearwards and allowed the cables to slacken.

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General details
Date: 07 October 1984   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 1420    
Location: Flinders Island    
State: Tasmania   Occurrence type: Hard landing  
Release date: 05 March 1985   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-EGZ  
Type of operation Private  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Departure point Canberra ACT  
Departure time 1420  
Destination Flinders Island TAS  
Last update 13 May 2014