Aviation safety investigations & reports

Airparts FU24-950, VH-EMQ, Bald Rock 13 km south of Tenterfield NSW., 10 September 1989

Investigation number:
Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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On arrival over the agricultural airstrip the pilot observed that there were cattle on the strip which prevented a landing. He made several low passes over the cattle which moved them from the approach end of the airstrip into trees adjacent to the dump site at the other end. The pilot was concerned that the cattle might wander back onto the airstrip and elected to make an approach to land as close to the threshold as possible. Touchdown occurred several metres short of the threshold and the right hand landing gear struck a rocky outcrop. The aircraft veered to the right leaving the airstrip and continued for approximately 150 metres before coming to a stop. Inspection by the pilot indicated that the right hand landing gear wheel assembly and components had suffered substantial damage and the right hand tyre was ruptured. This accident was not the subject of an on-site investigation.

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General details
Date: 10 September 1989   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 1715    
Location: Bald Rock 13 km south of Tenterfield NSW.    
State: New South Wales    
Release date: 02 January 1990   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: None  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Airparts NZ Ltd  
Aircraft model FU-24  
Aircraft registration VH-EMQ  
Serial number 180  
Type of operation Aerial Work  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Departure point N/K  
Departure time N/K  
Destination Bald Rock NSW