Aviation safety investigations & reports

Piper PA23-250, VH-MJG, Wolverton Stn (60 km NNW of Coen) QLD, 6 September 1989

Investigation number:
Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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The pilot reported that on arrival in the circuit area he noticed that the wind was from the north-east at 20 to 25 knots. As the wind was mostly crosswind he elected to land uphill on strip 28, which is 920 metres long. Shortly after landing the pilot became aware that the aircraft was not slowing down normally. Heavy braking was used to little effect. The engines were shut down and the aircraft ran off the end of the runway. Some fallen logs caused the nose gear leg to collapse. The Cairns meteorological office estimated that the wind would have been 10 to 12 knots from the east to the south-east.

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General details
Date: 06 September 1989   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 1100    
Location: Wolverton Stn (60 km NNW of Coen)    
State: Queensland   Occurrence type: Runway excursion  
Release date: 24 January 1990   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: None  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Piper Aircraft Corp  
Aircraft model PA-23  
Aircraft registration VH-MJG  
Serial number 27-4626  
Type of operation Charter  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Departure point Coen QLD  
Departure time 1045  
Destination Wolverton Stn QLD