Aviation safety investigations & reports

Cessna 210-N, VH-RZZ, Karumba QLD, 19 September 1988

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Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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The aircraft was observed approaching to land on Runway 21. It bounced on landing and then rocked from one mainwheel to the other before veering off the left side of the strip and running through a fence. The pilot reported that the wind was straight down the strip and that on touchdown the aircraft swung left suddenly. He was unable to control the swing. A witness on the ground reported that the wind at the time was from the south-east at 15-20 knots but favouring Runway 21. He saw the aircraft bounce a few feet before touching down again on one mainwheel and then the other and then veer off the strip. No fault was found with the wheel brakes which might have caused the swing. This accident was not the subject of an on-site investigation.

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General details
Date: 19 September 1988   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 1545    
Location: Karumba    
State: Queensland   Occurrence type: Loss of control  
Release date: 01 November 1988   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: None  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Cessna Aircraft Company  
Aircraft model 210  
Aircraft registration VH-RZZ  
Serial number 210-63769  
Type of operation Private  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Departure point Normanton QLD  
Departure time N/K  
Destination Karumba QLD