Jump to Content
Download Final Report
[ Download PDF: 22KB]

The aircraft had been chartered to transport the passengers to Cooranbong for the day. The pilot had not previously operated into the strip and prior to DEPARTURE he enquired of another operator as to the suitability of the strip for his operation. He determined that the strip was suitable. On arrival in the circuit area the pilot assessed that the wind direction was swinging between 170 and 210 degrees and the velocity was gusting between 10 and 20 knots. The pilot elected to land the aircraft on runway 17. The pilot reported that when the aircraft was on short final it was affected by windshear. The aircraft touched down heavily, short of the runway sealed surface, continued along the ground for 7 metres before the mainwheels struck a low earth bank. Both propellers struck the ground momentarily as the aircraft continued onto the runway. The strip is located in hilly, tree covered terrain and at times is adversely affected by windshear. Two local pilots reported that at about the time of the accident adverse wind conditions did exist.

Download Final Report
[ Download PDF: 22KB]
General details
Date: 03 December 1987 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 920  
Location:Cooranbong Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: New South Wales  
Release date: 24 February 1988 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Beech Aircraft Corp 
Aircraft model: 65 
Aircraft registration: VH-MWO 
Serial number: N/K 
Type of operation: Charter 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Sydney NSW
Departure time:0920
Destination:Cooranbong NSW
Share this page Provide feedback on this investigation