Aviation safety investigations & reports

Cessna 172-H, VH-WKB, Eurong, Fraser Island QLD, 29 April 1988

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Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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The pilot reported that he was taxiing on the beach when the nose wheel encountered a soft patch of sand. The propeller and a wing were bent. The tide at the time was about half way between low and high. The pilot had frequently operated from this particular stretch of beach. On this occasion he had not noticed that an area of soft sand existed in his taxy path. This accident was not the subject of an on-site investigation.

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General details
Date: 29 April 1988   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 1710    
Location: Eurong, Fraser Island    
State: Queensland    
Release date: 20 June 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-WKB  
Serial number 17256002  
Type of operation Private  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Departure point Hervey Bay QLD  
Departure time N/K  
Destination Eurong QLD