Aviation safety investigations & reports

Bellanca Scout 8GCBC, VH-PEV, Harts Range NT, 23 March 1986

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Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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During the landing roll both mainwheels entered soft areas in the strip surface. The aircraft swung through 120 degrees to the left then slid sideways for 17 metres before the right maingear collapsed. The wing struck the ground and was bent upwards. The condition of the strip surface was unsatisfactory because the first 500 metres contained soft spots. The positions of the soft spots were not marked, nor was the strip threshold displaced. The pilot had used the strip previously but on this occasion he did not check its serviceability before the flight.

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General details
Date: 23 March 1986   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 849    
Location: Harts Range    
State: Northern Territory   Occurrence type: Loss of control  
Release date: 05 May 1986   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: None  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Bellanca Aircraft Corp  
Aircraft model 8  
Aircraft registration VH-PEV  
Type of operation Business  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Departure point Bond Springs NT  
Departure time 0849  
Destination Harts Range NT