Aviation safety investigations & reports

Cessna A150 K, VH-RDJ, Point Cook VIC, 27 October 1990

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Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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The student pilot was flying solo circuits and landings after a dual check with an instructor. During one landing attempt the aircraft entered a porpoising manoeuvre which resulted in the nosewheel breaking off.

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General details
Date: 27 October 1990   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 1520    
Location: Point Cook    
State: Victoria   Occurrence type: Hard landing  
Release date: 26 November 1990   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: None  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Cessna Aircraft Company  
Aircraft model 150  
Aircraft registration VH-RDJ  
Serial number A15000154  
Type of operation Flying Training  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Departure point Point Cook VIC  
Departure time N/A  
Destination Point Cook VIC