Aviation safety investigations & reports

Rollason Beta B-2, VH-IWA, Kooralbyn, 18km SW of Beaudesert QLD, 7 April 1987

Investigation number:
Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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It was reported by a witness that the aircraft bounced several times on landing and ran off the strip, collapsing the maingear. The accident was not reported by the pilot. The wreckage was removed from the accident site, and neither it nor the pilot could be located for some five months. The pilot stated that he had been taxiing the aircraft to keep it serviceable. Whilst taxiing with the tail off the ground, the aircraft began to bounce uncontrollably. He said, that in the interests of safety, he applied full power, took off and flew a circuit. During the subsequent landing, the aircraft bounced, causing the landing gear to collapse. Following the accident he removed the wreckage to a farm for storage. This accident was not the subject of an on scene investigation.

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General details
Date: 07 April 1987   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 1105    
Location: Kooralbyn, 18km SW of Beaudesert    
State: Queensland   Occurrence type: Hard landing  
Release date: 02 December 1987   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: None  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Rollason Aircraft And Engines Limited  
Aircraft model B.2  
Aircraft registration VH-IWA  
Type of operation Private  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Departure point Kooralbyn Qld  
Departure time N/A  
Destination Kooralbyn QLD