Aviation safety investigations & reports

Beechcraft 23, VH-UAS, Bendigo VIC, 20 May 1990

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Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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The pilot flew from Berwick to Bendigo as part of his solo navigation training. After resting on the ground for about an hour he decided to carry out circuit training before continuing the navigation exercise. Conditions were turbulent with a southerly wind of about 30 knots. On the first circuit, the aircraft made a normal approach for runway 17 with no apparent drift. However, during the landing flare the pilot experienced a change in wind speed and direction. The aircraft rolled right and drifted to the right side of the sealed runway. The pilot's attempt to correct the situation was unsuccessful and the aircraft landed heavily on the right wheel. The pilot applied full power for a go-around but the aircraft veered further right and the right landing gear broke off.

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General details
Date: 20 May 1990   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 1430    
Location: Bendigo    
State: Victoria   Occurrence type: Loss of control  
Release date: 27 June 1990   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: None  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Beech Aircraft Corp  
Aircraft model 23  
Aircraft registration VH-UAS  
Serial number M158  
Type of operation Flying Training  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Departure point Bendigo VIC  
Departure time 1420  
Destination Bendigo VIC