Aviation safety investigations & reports

Cessna C210-L, VH-TIZ, Leigh Creek SA, 31 May 1987

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Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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The aircraft landed heavily and bounced three times. On the third contact with the ground the rim of the nosewheel apparently broke, resulting in the complete oleo leg assembly separating from the aircraft. The aircraft slid to a halt on the lower section of the engine cowl. The pilot had little experience on type and his reported approach speed was 11 knots faster than indicated in the flight manual. As the aircraft was higher on approach than normal, the landing flare was initiated too soon and it resulted in the aircraft ballooning. Despite the eventual heavy contact with the runway and the subsequent bounce, no attempt was made to initiate a go-around. This accident was not the subject of an on-site investigation.

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General details
Date: 31 May 1987   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 1608    
Location: Leigh Creek    
State: South Australia   Occurrence type: Hard landing  
Release date: 14 August 1987   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: None  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Cessna Aircraft Company  
Aircraft model 210  
Aircraft registration VH-TIZ  
Serial number 210-061473  
Type of operation Private  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Departure point Moorabbin VIC  
Departure time 1240 approx  
Destination Leigh Creek SA  
Last update 13 May 2014