Aviation safety investigations & reports

Cessna U-206G, VH-UFG, "Shangri-La" (6.5 km SE Molong) NSW, 10 September 1986

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Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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The pilot was making an approach in light wind conditions to a 600 metre long strip. Undulations on the surface were such that the slope in the landing direction varied from about 7 up to 4 down. The pilot was using a short-field landing technique. Touchdown occurred just prior to the threshold, and the aircraft bounced. Full power was applied, but the aircraft then touched down heavily 100 metres in from the threshold. The noseleg broke at the fork, the propeller struck the ground several times and the aircraft came to rest at the edge of the strip. The strip did not meet the published requirements for an ALA suitable for Private category operations. The premature touchdown short of the threshold may have resulted from visual illusions associated with the strip slope. The aircraft had stalled during the attempted recovery from the bounce after initial touchdown.

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General details
Date: 10 September 1986   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 900    
Location: "Shangri-La" (6.5 km SE Molong)    
State: New South Wales   Occurrence type: Loss of control  
Release date: 30 October 1986   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: Minor  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Cessna Aircraft Company  
Aircraft model 206  
Aircraft registration VH-UFG  
Type of operation Business  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Departure point Griffith NSW  
Departure time 0900  
Destination "Shangri-La" NSW