Aviation safety investigations & reports

Cessna P206 B, VH-RDR, Medlow Bath NSW, 12 May 1986

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Status: Completed
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On arrival in the circuit area, the pilot noted that the wind was varying in direction by about 60 degrees and was gusting from about 5 to 20 knots. The strip in use was 500 metres in length and full flap was extended during the approach. Touchdown was made about 150 metres beyond the aiming point, and a series of bounces of increasing intensity occurred. The nosewheel separated from the strut and the aircraft came to rest 60 metres before the end of the strip. The approach to the strip was made in moderately turbulent conditions. The pilot, who had relatively limited experience in operating into short strips, had attempted to force the aircraft onto the ground.

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General details
Date: 12 May 1986   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 1109    
Location: Medlow Bath    
State: New South Wales   Occurrence type: Hard landing  
Release date: 08 July 1986   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: None  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Cessna Aircraft Company  
Aircraft model 206  
Aircraft registration VH-RDR  
Type of operation Charter  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Departure point Medlow Bath NSW  
Departure time 1109  
Destination Medlow Bath NSW