Aviation safety investigations & reports

Beechcraft 95-B55, VH-MYM, Lakes Entrance West VIC, 20 February 1989

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Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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The pilot made a normal approach for a landing uphill with 10 to 15 knots of wind from the left rear. As the aircraft crossed a gully on short final it encountered a strong wind gust. The starboard wing dropped and the aircraft descended rapidly. It touched down heavily just short of the threshold. The pilot applied full power, executed a go-around and returned to Bairnsdale. Immediately after the flight the pilot noticed that the blade tips of both propellers had been bent aft. At a later date, less obvious distortion of the fuselage and the right wing was detected. It is highly probable that the aircraft encountered a strong windshear on short final.

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General details
Date: 20 February 1989   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 1520    
Location: Lakes Entrance West    
State: Victoria   Occurrence type: Hard landing  
Release date: 14 April 1989   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: None  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Beech Aircraft Corp  
Aircraft model 95  
Aircraft registration VH-MYM  
Serial number TC-1777  
Type of operation Private  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Departure point Bairnsdale VIC  
Departure time 1510  
Destination Lakes Entrance West VIC