Aviation safety investigations & reports

De Havilland DH82A, VH-FAS, Jandakot WA, 28 October 1984

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Status: Completed
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After flying in the local area for a time, the pilot entered a long straight-in final approach for the easterly strip he had used for take-off. From a distance he observed that the wind was a light southerly. Following a slight bounce on touchdown, braking was initiated but the aircraft seemed to be travelling faster than normal. The pilot, believing that he had landed with a tail-wind, turned the aircraft to the north-east to increase the landing roll available. The aircraft overran the area into a fence and firebreak. The approach speed used was 12 knots faster than that recommended in the landing chart. The bounced landing, slippery grass surface and use of other than maximum braking increased the stopping distance required. The direction of turn chosen by the pilot to increase his stopping distance was downhill and with a tailwind component. The presence of telephone lines at the end of the strip precluded a go-around.

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General details
Date: 28 October 1984   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 1420    
Location: Jandakot    
State: Western Australia   Occurrence type: Loss of control  
Release date: 15 March 1985   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: None  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer de Havilland Aircraft Pty Ltd  
Aircraft model DH-82  
Aircraft registration VH-FAS  
Type of operation Private  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Departure point Jandakot WA  
Departure time 1350  
Destination Jandakot WA  
Last update 13 May 2014