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Hard landing involving Cessna P206B, VH EGG, Monduran, Qld, 29 September 2012

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On 29 September 2012, a Cessna P206B aircraft, registered VH-EGG, departed Gympie on a private flight to Monduran, Queensland.

During the landing, a significant wind gust was experienced, resulting in a hard landing on the main landing gear. The aircraft bounced and the pilot applied a small amount of power in an attempt to regain control. A second wind gust of greater intensity then occurred. The aircraft stalled and touched down hard on the nose landing gear. The pilot maintained directional control and the aircraft came to a stop. The aircraft sustained damage to the propeller, nose landing gear, and lower engine cowls.

This incident highlights the importance of conducting a go-around as soon as landing conditions appear unfavourable.

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General details
Date: 29 September 2012   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 1016 EST   Investigation level: Short - click for an explanation of investigation levels  
Location   (show map): Monduran    
State: Queensland   Occurrence type: Hard landing  
Release date: 20 December 2012   Occurrence category: Serious Incident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: None  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Cessna Aircraft Company  
Aircraft model 206  
Aircraft registration VH-EGG  
Serial number P2060372  
Type of operation Private  
Damage to aircraft Minor  
Departure point Gympie, QLD  
Destination Monduran, QLD  
Last update 14 November 2018