Aviation safety investigations & reports

Cessna 206, VH-ESM, Napunyah Station (45 km NW Tilpa) NSW, 12 April 1987

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Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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Shortly after touchdown the pilot noticed a kangaroo on the side of the strip. He considered that more of the animals might be in the vicinity, and elected to carry out a go around. Full power was applied and the aircraft became airborne, but almost immediately afterwards the pilot changed his mind and decided to continue with the landing. When power was reduced again, the aircraft stalled and landed heavily. The nosegear subsequently dug into the surface of the strip and the aircraft overturned. After applying power to go around, the pilot had not monitored the airspeed and the aircraft had stalled at a low height above the strip.

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General details
Date: 12 April 1987   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 1717    
Location: Napunyah Station (45 km NW Tilpa)    
State: New South Wales   Occurrence type: Loss of control  
Release date: 07 July 1987   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: None  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Cessna Aircraft Company  
Aircraft model 206  
Aircraft registration VH-ESM  
Type of operation Business  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Departure point Bourke NSW  
Departure time 1717  
Destination Napunyah Station NSW  
Last update 13 May 2014