Aviation safety investigations & reports

Beech C23 Musketeer, VH-IHP, Cairns QLD, 5 December 1985

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Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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The pilot was carrying out a period of solo circuit training, after having completed three check circuits with an instructor. On the second landing, the aircraft bounced, then touched down again heavily on the nosewheel. The nosegear leg failed due to overload and the aircraft ran off the runway. The pilot was attempting to carry out a short field landing and misjudged the flare. He stated that following the bounce, the nose of the aircraft dropped and he was unable to regain the landing attitude before the nosewheel struck the runway. This accident was not the subject of an on-site investigation.

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General details
Date: 05 December 1985   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 820    
Location: Cairns    
State: Queensland   Occurrence type: Hard landing  
Release date: 19 March 1986   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-IHP  
Type of operation Flying Training  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Departure point Cairns QLD  
Departure time 0820  
Destination Cairns QLD