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Windshear event involving Cessna 310, VH-JOF at Marlgawo, NT, 12 April 2012

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Status: Completed
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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.

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General details
Date: 12 April 2012   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 1400 CST   Investigation level: Short - click for an explanation of investigation levels  
Location   (show map): Marigawo    
State: Northern Territory   Occurrence type: Cabin injuries  
Release date: 03 August 2012   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: Minor  

Aircraft details

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  
Last update 14 November 2018