Aviation safety investigations & reports

Piper PA38-112, VH-FLA, Archerfield QLD, 24 March 1985

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Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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On final approach, the pilot reported that the aircraft encountered a strong headwind. At about 30 feet above the ground the aircraft began to sink and the stall warning sounded. The pilot applied some power and selected a higher nose attitude, but the aircraft landed heavily on the mainwheels, bounced onto the nosewheel and the propeller struck the runway. The aircraft ran off the runway before the pilot was able to regain control.

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General details
Date: 24 March 1985   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: U/K    
Location: Archerfield    
State: Queensland   Occurrence type: Hard landing  
Release date: 13 May 1985   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: None  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Piper Aircraft Corp  
Aircraft model PA-38  
Aircraft registration VH-FLA  
Type of operation Flying Training  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Departure point Archerfield QLD  
Departure time U/K  
Destination Archerfield QLD