Aviation safety investigations & reports

Cessna T337-B, VH-DPX, Maer Island QLD, 7 April 1987

Investigation number:
Status: Completed
Investigation completed


Download Final Report
[Download  PDF: 22KB]

The pilot reported that he had difficulty obtaining effective braking during the landing roll, due to a grassed, wet strip surface. He was able to initiate a groundloop near the end of the landing roll but the aircraft drifted sideways off the side of the strip prior to the upwind threshold. Very heavy rain had fallen during the previous night and up until 30 minutes prior to the landing, and there were areas of standing water on the strip. The airstrip was not suitable for the intended operation.

Download Final Report
[Download  PDF: 22KB]
General details
Date: 07 April 1987   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: N/K    
Location: Maer Island    
State: Queensland   Occurrence type: Loss of control  
Release date: 23 November 1987   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: None  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Cessna Aircraft Company  
Aircraft model 337  
Aircraft registration VH-DPX  
Type of operation Charter  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Departure point Lockhart River QLD  
Departure time N/K  
Destination Maer Island QLD