Aviation safety investigations & reports

Beech C23, VH-UML, Maryborough QLD, 7 November 1986

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Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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The student had been briefed to carry out a series of solo circuits and landings. The instructor observed the first circuit, and reported that it appeared to be normal. On touchdown, the aircraft bounced then pitched nose down. The subsequent touchdown was heavy and the nosegear was torn off. The student had accumulated 1.5 hours of solo operations on 4 previous flights, and had received a dual check on her last flight, which was 8 days prior to the accident. When the aircraft bounced she had evidently been unable to take suitable corrective action to prevent the subsequent heavy touchdown.

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General details
Date: 07 November 1986   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 0940 approx    
Location: Maryborough    
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 Beech Aircraft Corp  
Aircraft model 23  
Aircraft registration VH-UML  
Type of operation Flying Training  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Departure point Maryborough QLD  
Departure time 0940 approx  
Destination Maryborough QLD