Aviation safety investigations & reports

Osprey 2, VH-PCH, Atkinsons Dam (20 km NE Gatton) QLD, 12 August 1990

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Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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The aircraft had a recent history of directional control problems while operating on water. On two earlier flights on the day of the accident, while landing in strong wind conditions, the aircraft had slewed sharply left when the left pontoon contacted the water. The final landing took place in light wind conditions. On this occasion, as the left pontoon entered the water, the nose of the aircraft dipped and the aircraft flipped over. Due to accident damage, it was not possible to make an accurate determination as to the cause of the control problem. However, repair work had recently been carried out on the aircraft after it struck a submerged object while landing.

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General details
Date: 12 August 1990   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 1720    
Location: Atkinsons Dam (20 km NE Gatton)    
State: Queensland   Occurrence type: Loss of control  
Release date: 03 June 1991   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: None  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Osprey Aircraft  
Aircraft model Osprey 2  
Aircraft registration VH-PCH  
Serial number V50  
Type of operation Private  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Departure point Atkinsons Dam QLD  
Departure time N/A  
Destination Atkinsons Dam QLD