Aviation safety investigations & reports

Piper PA28-151, VH-BSY, Cannington Station (90 km SW McKinlay) QLD, 6 January 1987

Investigation number:
Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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Shortly after the student had made a normal touchdown, a sheep ran across the strip in front of the aircraft. The instructor had not been looking forward, and he was taken by surprise when the student applied a considerable amount of nosewheel deflection in an effort to avoid the animal. The aircraft ran off the side of the strip and struck an earth run-off water vane. It was reported that the strip was 37 metres wide and this width is less than that required for a training authorised landing area. This accident was not the subject of an on-site investigation.

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General details
Date: 06 January 1987   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: N/K    
Location: Cannington Station (90 km SW McKinlay)    
State: Queensland   Occurrence type: Loss of control  
Release date: 29 June 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-BSY  
Type of operation Flying Training  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Departure point Cannington Station QLD  
Departure time N/K  
Destination Cannington Station QLD