Aviation safety investigations & reports

Grumman GA-7, VH-BDP, 54 kms NW Coffs Harbour NSW, 11 November 1990

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Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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During a local flight to the north-west of Coffs Harbour the left engine began to vibrate and run roughly. The pilot shut the engine down but found the aircraft could not maintain height in conditions of moderate turbulence. An emergency landing was made onto a disused agricultural strip, during which the aircraft overran the landing surface and collided with a stump, collapsing the nose landing gear.

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General details
Date: 11 November 1990   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 1705    
Location   (show map): 54 kms NW Coffs Harbour    
State: New South Wales    
Release date: 23 July 1991   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: None  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Grumman American Aviation Corp  
Aircraft model GA-7  
Aircraft registration VH-BDP  
Serial number GA7-0088  
Type of operation Private  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Departure point Coffs Harbour NSW  
Departure time 1645  
Destination Coffs Harbour NSW