Aviation safety investigations & reports

Cessna C150-E, VH-JSE, Bankstown Airport NSW, 19 December 1990

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Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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The student was conducting a period of circuits. On his second approach, he was requested to make a full stop landing due to a problem with a following aircraft. He reported that the aircraft touched down normally on the main wheels just beyond the threshold. When he lowered the nose wheel, the nose of the aircraft seemed to sink too far. He applied braking as the aircraft pulled to the left, off the centreline, towards the grass. The aircraft came to rest with the nose landing gear collapsed rearwards. Examination showed the nosewheel tyre had been in very poor condition. It is possible that the tyre crept on the rim during touchdown, resulting in the valve stem being torn off, deflating the tyre.

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General details
Date: 19 December 1990   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 1055    
Location   (show map): Bankstown Airport    
State: New South Wales    
Release date: 11 April 1991   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-JSE  
Serial number 15061010  
Type of operation Flying Training  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Departure point Bankstown NSW  
Departure time N/K  
Destination Bankstown NSW