Aviation safety investigations & reports

Stoddard Hamilton Glasair SH2, VH-MVC, Casino NSW, 5 April 1985

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Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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The pilot decided to make an unscheduled landing at an aerodrome enroute to check a problem with the aircraft. On touchdown he noticed steel pickets on either side of the runway and reapplied power. During the go-around the left wing tip struck a picket, the aircraft yawed and then collided with other pickets, before the aircraft was brought to a stop. The aerodrome had been closed for reconstruction work. White crosses were placed on the runway and adjacent to the windsock. The pilot had not advised Flight Service of his intended landing. The aircraft nose attitude on approach reduces forward visibility and the pilot did not see the white crosses on the runway. The aircraft yawed as power was applied for the overshoot.

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General details
Date: 05 April 1985   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 613    
Location: Casino    
State: New South Wales   Occurrence type: Loss of control  
Release date: 14 June 1985   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: None  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Stoddard-Hamilton Aircraft Inc  
Aircraft model Glasair II  
Aircraft registration VH-MVC  
Type of operation Private  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Departure point Coolangatta QLD  
Departure time 0613  
Destination Dubbo NSW  
Last update 18 May 2016