Aviation safety investigations & reports

Cessna 172, VH-CXJ, Wallacia NSW, 23 February 1988

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Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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The aircraft was making a landing approach with full flap extended. The pilot said the aircraft floated for some distance, after the landing flare, before touching down about midway along the 614 metre strip. Brakes were applied but the braking action was reduced due to a mechanical impairment known to the pilot. When he realised the aircraft would overrun the strip end, the pilot said he purposely turned the aircraft to the right to prevent it from infringing a main road located a short distance ahead. The aircraft passed through a low wire fence and rolled down a steep slope before finally stopping, partially submerged, in a small dam.

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General details
Date: 23 February 1988   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 1105    
Location: Wallacia    
State: New South Wales   Occurrence type: Runway excursion  
Release date: 07 April 1988   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-CXJ  
Serial number 36390  
Type of operation Private  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Departure point Warnervale NSW  
Departure time 1027  
Destination Wallacia NSW