Aviation safety investigations & reports

Cessna 182-L, VH-DSL, Cooktown QLD, 23 September 1988

Investigation number:
Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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The pilot reported that he rounded out with power OFF and a little high. The aircraft fell heavily onto the runway and bounced back into the air. The pilot applied full power but the aircraft bounced again before coming to rest on the runway. The pilot said that strong gusting winds prevailed veering in direction with a crosswind component from the right. This accident was not the subject of an on-site investigation.

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General details
Date: 23 September 1988   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 1500    
Location: Cooktown    
State: Queensland   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 182  
Aircraft registration VH-DSL  
Serial number 18258574  
Type of operation Private  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Departure point Mareeba QLD  
Departure time N/K  
Destination Cooktown QLD