Aviation safety investigations & reports

Cessna 182RG, VH-MQG, Bowen QLD, 21 December 1985

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Status: Completed
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On landing the aircraft bounced about four times before the nose gear broke off. The aircraft overturned, coming to rest on the runway. Gusty wind conditions prevailed at the time of landing. When the aircraft bounced on the initial touchdown, the pilot did not take suitable corrective actions and a porpoising situation developed until the nose gear failed.

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General details
Date: 21 December 1985   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 0815    
Location: Bowen    
State: Queensland   Occurrence type: Hard landing  
Release date: 21 January 1986   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: None  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Cessna Aircraft Company  
Aircraft model 182  
Aircraft registration VH-MQG  
Type of operation Private  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Departure point Charters Towers QLD  
Departure time 716  
Destination Bowen QLD  
Last update 13 May 2014