Aviation safety investigations & reports

Cessna U206-G, VH-WYN, Alice Springs NT, 20 March 1988

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Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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The pilot had only recently regained flying currency and was inexperienced on type. He had suffered some frustration in gaining dispensation to return to Alice Springs without radio, and in having to vary his plans to stop off en route with his passengers who were also disappointed at the change in itinerary. On arrival at Alice Springs, the pilot joined the circuit for the non-duty runway which was out of wind. During the attempted cross-wind landing, the aircraft bounced and ballooned and the pilot did not take the correct recovery action. The aircraft landed heavily on the right wheel and then onto both main wheels. The pilot reported that he did not attempt to go-around off the bounced landing because he lacked the confidence to execute this manoeuvre with the aircraft configured with full flap. A subsequent inspection revealed damage to the right maingear leg which required replacement.

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General details
Date: 20 March 1988   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 1546    
Location: Alice Springs    
State: Northern Territory   Occurrence type: Hard landing  
Release date: 08 November 1988   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: None  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Cessna Aircraft Company  
Aircraft model 206  
Aircraft registration VH-WYN  
Serial number U20605906  
Type of operation Private  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Departure point Yulara NT  
Departure time N/K  
Destination Alice Springs NT  
Last update 13 May 2014