Aviation safety investigations & reports

Beech 58, VH-JCY, Melrose, 75 km ENE of Isisford QLD, 23 August 1990

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Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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The pilot arrived in the area of his destination about sunset but was unable to locate the station airstrip. After a short search he found another strip with some buildings nearby and decided to land to ascertain his location. An aerial inspection of the strip was completed. However, the pilot reports that when the aircraft was on final approach he noticed that what he had assumed was low scrub near the threshold was in fact 10 metres high trees. He adjusted the approach and touched down further down the strip than had been planned. The strip surface was loose and maximum braking could not be applied. The aircraft overran the strip and collided with rocks and a dirt bank which resulted in the left main and nose landing gear legs collapsing. The strip was approximately 800 metres in length.

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General details
Date: 23 August 1990   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 1808    
Location: Melrose, 75 km ENE of Isisford    
State: Queensland   Occurrence type: Runway excursion  
Release date: 30 October 1990   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: None  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Beech Aircraft Corp  
Aircraft model 58  
Aircraft registration VH-JCY  
Serial number TH-1295  
Type of operation Private  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Departure point Haddon Rig NSW  
Departure time N/K  
Destination Isis Downs, 18 km E of Isisford QLD