Aviation safety investigations & reports

Cessna 172-F, VH-DFW, Musgrave Station QLD, 13 March 1987

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Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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The pilot was aware that there was an area of soft ground on the strip. The area was marked by a cone marker, which was about 10 metres in from the edge of the strip. The pilot intended to land some 100 metres beyond the cone, however turbulence and strong sink was encountered during the latter stages of the approach. As the aircraft touched down, the tailplane struck the cone marker, which was made of galvanised iron.

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General details
Date: 13 March 1987   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 900    
Location: Musgrave Station    
State: Queensland    
Release date: 08 April 1987   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: None  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Cessna Aircraft Company  
Aircraft model 172  
Aircraft registration VH-DFW  
Type of operation Business  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Departure point Cairns QLD  
Departure time 0900  
Destination Musgrave Station QLD