Aviation safety investigations & reports

Cessna 182-Q, VH-TGJ, Dalbeg, 128 km SSE Townsville, QLD, 5 August 1985

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Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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After touchdown, the pilot applied gentle braking but believed the aircraft was not decelerating. To avoid running off the end of the strip he attempted a ground loop, however, the aircraft ran off the side of the strip and struck a derelict vehicle. An inspection of the aircraft did not reveal any pre-existing defect that could have contributed to the occurrence. It is probable that the pilot misjudged the speed of the aircraft and the distance to the end of the strip when applying the brakes during the landing roll. He was not wearing the sash component of the seat belt and received facial injuries when he struck the control column during the collision with the vehicle.

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General details
Date: 05 August 1985   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 1220    
Location: Dalbeg, 128 km SSE Townsville    
State: Queensland    
Release date: 14 January 1986   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: Minor  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Cessna Aircraft Company  
Aircraft model 182  
Aircraft registration VH-TGJ  
Type of operation Business  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Departure point Strathmore Station QLD  
Departure time 1205 (Aprx)  
Destination Dalbeg QLD