Aviation safety investigations & reports

Cessna 402-C, VH-JOC, Kondaparinga QLD, 20 April 1990

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Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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Because the performance charts indicated that the strip length available could be marginal, for the takeoff, the pilot carried out a physical check using the odometer of a car. This confirmed a usable length of seven hundred metres. The pilot reported that during the takeoff roll the aircraft was accelerating normally until approximately mid way down the strip, at which point the acceleration rate of appeared to slow considerably. He then elected to abandon the takeoff, as the speed was still below that required to safely become airborne. He applied brakes and full flap, but was unable to prevent the aircraft overrunning the end of the airstrip and colliding with a wire fence.

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General details
Date: 20 April 1990   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 1320    
Location: Kondaparinga    
State: Queensland   Occurrence type: Runway excursion  
Release date: 17 July 1990   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: None  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Cessna Aircraft Company  
Aircraft model 402  
Aircraft registration VH-JOC  
Serial number 87  
Type of operation Charter  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Departure point Kondaparinga QLD  
Departure time N/A  
Destination Cairns QLD