Aviation safety investigations & reports

Cessna U206G, VH-HEX, West SAle Aerodrome VIC, 26 October 1988

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Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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On arrival over the aerodrome the pilot noted that the wind sock was indicating a strong gusty wind from about 290 degrees and elected to land on runway 27. Final approach was made at about 70 knots, the aircraft being tracked to allow for the crosswind. The aircraft contacted the runway nosewheel first, then came to a stop. Upon inspection the pilot discovered that the nosegear had been damaged during the landing. This accident was not the subject of an on scene investigation.

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General details
Date: 26 October 1988   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 1030    
Location: West Sale Aerodrome VIC    
State: South Australia   Occurrence type: Hard landing  
Release date: 06 March 1989   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-HEX  
Serial number AF 207  
Type of operation Private  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Departure point Baddaginnie VIC  
Departure time 0938  
Destination West Sale VIC