Aviation safety investigations & reports

Cessna 206G, VH-PJY, Koolan Island WA, 17 February 1990

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Status: Completed
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There was a thunderstorm in the vicinity of Koolan Island when the aircraft arrived, and the pilot held until the storm had cleared the area. The pilot made a normal full flap approach touching down approximately 300 metres into the 661 metre strip. After approximately 100 metres of ground roll on the wet gravel/coral strip, all braking effectiveness ceased. The pilot attempted to steer the aircraft to the left to avoid overrunning the end of the strip, however, the aircraft skidded, turned through 180 degrees and came to a stop partially off the strip, resting on the cargo pod and the right wing tip. After the aircraft stopped the pilot observed the surface was hard, there were oil soaked areas on the surface and water was still running off the strip.

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General details
Date: 17 February 1990   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 1530    
Location: Koolan Island    
State: Western Australia   Occurrence type: Loss of control  
Release date: 26 April 1990   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: None  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Cessna Aircraft Company  
Aircraft model 206  
Aircraft registration VH-PJY  
Serial number U20605120  
Type of operation Charter  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Departure point Derby WA  
Departure time 1425  
Destination Koolan Island WA