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On 12 April 2012, a Cessna Aircraft Company 310R, registered VH-JOF, departed Jabiru aerodrome on a charter flight.  On board the aircraft were one pilot and two passengers.

While on final approach to Marlgawo Aircraft Landing Area the aircraft encountered suspected sudden and severe windshear at approximately 50 ft above ground level.  The aircraft landed heavily and was seriously damaged.  One passenger sustained minor injuries the other occupants were uninjured.

The Flight Safety Foundation's Approach and Landing Accident Reduction tool kit provides guidance on avoiding, recognising and recovering from windshear. The tool kit reinforces the importance of following the windshear recovery technique recommended in the aircraft operating manual and flying a stabilised approach.


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General details
Date: 12 April 2012 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1400 CST  
Location   (show map):Marigawo Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Northern Territory Occurrence type: Cabin injuries 
Release date: 03 August 2012 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: Minor 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Cessna Aircraft Company 
Aircraft model: 310 
Aircraft registration: VH-JOF 
Serial number: 310R0548 
Type of operation: Charter 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Nonni, NT
Destination:Marlgawo, NT
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Last update 18 April 2018