Aviation safety investigations & reports

Cessna 182B, VH-RFG, Coober Pedy SA, 28 February 1984

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Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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The pilot reported that the aircraft was higher than normal during the approach to land in crosswind conditions. The aircraft touched down heavily and bounced. Control was not regained and the aircraft stalled at about 10 feet above the runway. It then struck the ground in a nose down attitude, sustaining damage to the forward fuselage and the propeller. The pilot lacked recent experience on the aircraft type. A go-around was not initiated after the aircraft bounced on landing.

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General details
Date: 28 February 1984   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 1230    
Location: Coober Pedy    
State: South Australia   Occurrence type: Hard landing  
Release date: 18 July 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-RFG  
Type of operation Business  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Departure point Cowell SA  
Departure time N/A  
Destination Coober Pedy SA  
Last update 13 May 2014