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.
|Date:||29 September 2012||Investigation status:||Completed|
|Time:||1016 EST||Investigation level:||Short - click for an explanation of investigation levels|
|State:||Queensland||Occurrence type:||Hard landing|
|Release date:||20 December 2012||Occurrence class:||Operational|
|Report status:||Final||Occurrence category:||Serious Incident|
|Highest injury level:||None|
|Aircraft manufacturer||Cessna Aircraft Company|
|Type of operation||Private|
|Damage to aircraft||Minor|
|Departure point||Gympie, QLD|