Aviation safety investigations & reports

Cessna 172 N, VH-BEM, Goulburn NSW, 25 October 1986

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Status: Completed
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The pilot was conducting a solo navigation exercise, which involved an enroute landing. Turbulence was encountered during the latter stages of the landing approach and a heavy touchdown occurred. The aircraft bounced and again touched down heavily before the pilot was able to regain control of the landing. After taxying to the parking area, the pilot discovered damage to the nosegear leg and adjacent structure. Relatively strong and gusty wind conditions existed at the time of the accident. Sink had been encountered on short final approach and the pilot had been unable to prevent a heavy touchdown.

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General details
Date: 25 October 1986   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 904    
Location: Goulburn    
State: New South Wales   Occurrence type: Hard landing  
Release date: 29 January 1987   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: None  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Cessna Aircraft Company  
Aircraft model 172  
Aircraft registration VH-BEM  
Type of operation Flying Training  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Departure point Camden NSW  
Departure time 0904  
Destination Goulburn NSW  
Last update 13 May 2014