Aviation safety investigations & reports

Piper PA28-140, VH-CNL, Cessnock NSW, 9 October 1987

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Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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Following a normal approach for landing during a period of solo circuits, the aircraft touched down heavily and bounced. Attempts by the pilot to recover from the bounced landing resulted in a second more accentuated bounce. Recovery from the second bounce was not effected and the aircraft impacted the runway in a nose low attitude. No pre-existing defects were found which could have contributed to this occurrence.

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General details
Date: 09 October 1987   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 745    
Location: Cessnock    
State: New South Wales   Occurrence type: Hard landing  
Release date: 03 December 1987   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: None  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Piper Aircraft Corp  
Aircraft model PA-28  
Aircraft registration VH-CNL  
Serial number 76-25254  
Type of operation Flying Training  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Departure point Cessnock NSW  
Departure time 0740  
Destination Cessnock NSW