Aviation safety investigations & reports

Cessna C210-M, VH-MCE, Arkaroola SA, 1 July 1987

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Status: Completed
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On arrival at the destination strip, the pilot assessed the wind to be from the west at about 15 knots. He decided to land on runway 03, using full flap, shortfield technique, but during the flare the pilot found he was unable to counteract right drift and the aircraft touched down on the nosewheel. The nosegear subsequently collapsed, and the aircraft skidded to a halt just off the right side of the strip. The pilot said that during the approach he had been concentrating on his crosswind technique and had omitted to refer to the airspeed indicator after crossing the threshold. When he realised that the aircraft could not be aligned with the strip, he considered initiating a go-around but the aircraft struck the ground. This accident was not the subject of an on-site investigation.

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General details
Date: 01 July 1987   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 1147    
Location: Arkaroola    
State: South Australia   Occurrence type: Hard landing  
Release date: 10 November 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-MCE  
Serial number 210-62633  
Type of operation Private  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Departure point Renmark SA  
Departure time 1002  
Destination Arkaroola SA  
Last update 13 May 2014