Aviation safety investigations & reports

Cessna 182 G, VH-DGF, Yatton (75 km WNW Marlborough) QLD, 20 January 1987

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Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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The pilot was approaching to land in 10 knot crosswind conditions. Turbulence was encountered in the circuit area, and the pilot elected to approach at 80 knots with 20 degrees of flap selected. After a normal flare, the aircraft floated for half the 610 metre strip before touching down. The pilot applied heavy braking, but was unable to stop the aircraft within the confines of the strip. Damage was sustained as the aircraft passed through three drains. The approach speed was higher than required for the existing conditions. The strip sloped down in the direction of landing and it is probable that a tailwind existed at the time of landing.

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General details
Date: 20 January 1987   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 1145    
Location: Yatton (75 km WNW Marlborough)    
State: Queensland   Occurrence type: Loss of control  
Release date: 23 June 1987   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: None  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Cessna Aircraft Company  
Aircraft model 182  
Aircraft registration VH-DGF  
Type of operation Private  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Departure point Tawarri Station QLD  
Departure time 1145  
Destination Yatton QLD