Aviation safety investigations & reports

Beech C23, VH-UMM, Hoxton Park NSW, 3 February 1985

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Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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The pilot, who was inexperienced in total hours and hours on the aircraft type, landed the aircraft firmly. A bounce occurred but the pilot persevered with the landing. After the aircraft had bounced a further three times the nose wheel collapsed and the aircraft slid to rest on its nose.

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General details
Date: 03 February 1985   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 1005    
Location: Hoxton Park    
State: New South Wales   Occurrence type: Hard landing  
Release date: 11 March 1985   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: None  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Beech Aircraft Corp  
Aircraft model 23  
Aircraft registration VH-UMM  
Type of operation Private  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Departure point Hoxton Park NSW  
Departure time N/A  
Destination Hoxton Park NSW