Aviation safety investigations & reports

Gulfstream AA5A, VH-IGK, Apollo Bay VIC, 19 January 1991

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Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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The pilot had landed at the 800 metre long strip previously. The strip had an uphill slope to the west. When he arrived in the circuit area the pilot said the windsock indicated a 10 - 12 knot easterly and he noted another aircraft landing into the west. Taking into consideration the landing direction of the other aircraft and the uphill slope, the pilot decided to land into the west. The aircraft touched down about half way along the strip. The pilot considered that the aircraft would not stop in the remaining distance so he applied full power to go around. The aircraft just cleared a fence at the end of the strip but then descended and struck a second fence about 190 metres further on. It then veered left and eventually came to a stop some 400 metres beyond the end of the strip.

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General details
Date: 19 January 1991   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 1015    
Location   (show map): Apollo Bay    
State: Victoria   Occurrence type: Runway excursion  
Release date: 04 April 1991   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: None  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer American Aircraft Corp  
Aircraft model AA-5  
Aircraft registration VH-IGK  
Serial number AA5A-0797  
Type of operation Private  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Departure point Bendigo VIC  
Departure time 905  
Destination Apollo Bay VIC  
Last update 13 May 2014