Aviation safety investigations & reports

Cessna 402-B, VH-DTV, Saibai Island QLD, 7 May 1989

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Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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The pilot reported that as the aircraft decelerated through 60 knots on the landing roll, braking efficiency was reduced. His attempts to ground-loop the aircraft were to no avail and it overran the strip, while travelling at about 15 knots, and collided with a ditch. The strip is 750 metres in length with a dirt centre section and grassed outer sections. It was reported that rain had been falling all the previous night and had only ceased a short time before the attempted landing. The centre section had had puddles of water on it and the outer section was apparently covered in standing water. This report was compiled from information provided by the pilot of VH-DTV.

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General details
Date: 07 May 1989   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 1045    
Location: Saibai Island    
State: Queensland   Occurrence type: Runway excursion  
Release date: 17 July 1990   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: None  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Cessna Aircraft Company  
Aircraft model 402  
Aircraft registration VH-DTV  
Serial number N/K  
Type of operation Charter  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Departure point Horn Island QLD  
Departure time N/K  
Destination Saibai Island QLD