Aviation safety investigations & reports

Gulfstream AA5B, VH-JSK, Elderslie Aerodrome NSW, 13 September 1987

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Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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The pilot intended carrying out a one-day return flight to Luskintyre. However, when in the Luskintyre area he misidentified the Elderslie strip for that of his planned destination and entered the circuit for a landing. It was reported that the later part of the approach was flat and the pilot stated that when the aircraft was about 10 feet above the strip it suddenly dropped. Full power and back stick were applied but the aircraft landed heavily and bounced. The pilot decided to go-around and during the attempt the aircraft struck a runway light and a fence before the throttle was closed. It is probable that the pilot allowed the airspeed to get too low in the later part of the approach and that the aircraft stalled.

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General details
Date: 13 September 1987   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 1110    
Location: Elderslie Aerodrome    
State: New South Wales   Occurrence type: Hard landing  
Release date: 07 April 1988   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: None  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer American Aircraft Corp  
Aircraft model AA-5  
Aircraft registration VH-JSK  
Serial number AA5B-1293  
Type of operation Private  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Departure point Bankstown NSW  
Departure time 1018  
Destination Luskintyre NSW