Aviation safety investigations & reports

Cessna 152, VH-IVZ, Archerfield QLD, 1 November 1986

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Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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The pilot was approaching to land after a period of solo practice in the training area. The touchdown was moderately heavy and the aircraft bounced. It then commenced to porpoise, until the nosewheel partially collapsed and the propeller struck the runway. The pilot was probably concerned because two other aircraft were approaching to use the same runway, and she perceived a need to vacate the area at the first taxyway. Witnesses reported that the aircraft did not flare for touchdown, and that it appeared that the pilot had tried to force it onto the ground.

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General details
Date: 01 November 1986   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 730    
Location: Archerfield    
State: Queensland   Occurrence type: Hard landing  
Release date: 15 January 1987   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: None  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Cessna Aircraft Company  
Aircraft model 152  
Aircraft registration VH-IVZ  
Type of operation Flying Training  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Departure point Archerfield QLD  
Departure time 0730  
Destination Archerfield QLD