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.
|Date:||12 April 2012||Investigation status:||Completed|
|Time:||1400 CST||Investigation level:||Short - click for an explanation of investigation levels|
|State:||Northern Territory||Occurrence type:||Cabin injuries|
|Release date:||03 August 2012||Occurrence category:||Accident|
|Report status:||Final||Highest injury level:||Minor|
|Aircraft manufacturer||Cessna Aircraft Company|
|Type of operation||Charter|
|Damage to aircraft||Substantial|
|Departure point||Nonni, NT|