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Cessna Aircraft Company, 172N, VH-PJH, Maroochydore-Sunshine Coast, Aerodrome

Investigation number:
Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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The pilot departed Maroochydore for a scenic flight at about 0830 EST. On return to Maroochydore at about 0930 he requested clearance for a touch and go landing on runway 18. The aerodrome controller (ADC) observed that the aircraft bounced slightly on landing, and the pilot elected to go around. During the go-around, the aircraft was observed to turn left at less than 100 ft AGL with a nose high attitude. The aircraft then descended steeply into the ground approximately 100 metres east of the runway. The two passengers received fatal injuries.
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General details
Date: 10 January 1999   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 936 EST    
Location   (show map): Maroochydore/Sunshine, Aero    
State: Queensland   Occurrence type: Collision with terrain  
Release date: 06 August 1999   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: Fatal  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Cessna Aircraft Company  
Aircraft model 172  
Aircraft registration VH-PJH  
Serial number 17273502  
Type of operation Private  
Damage to aircraft Destroyed  
Departure point Maroochydore/Sunshine Coast, Aerodrome  
Departure time 0830 EST  
Destination Maroochydore/Sunshine Coast, Aerodrome  
Crew details
Role Class of licence Hours on type Hours total
Pilot-in-Command Commercial 4 163
  Crew Passenger Ground Total
Fatal: 1 2 0 3
Total: 1 2 0 3
Last update 13 May 2014