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On 1 April 2017, the pilot of a Cessna R182 aircraft, registered VH-JXX, conducted a private flight from Broken Hill to Bathurst, New South Wales, with one passenger on board.

The aircraft arrived overhead Bathurst Airport at about 1130 Eastern Daylight-saving Time and the pilot elected to join the circuit on a left downwind for runway 35. The pilot reported that the approach was normal, and that they aimed to touch down slightly beyond the runway threshold.

Due to a crosswind of about 8 kt, the pilot recalled that the left main wheel touched down immediately before the right. The propeller then struck the runway and the nose landing gear collapsed. The aircraft skidded a short distance before coming to rest on the runway.

The aircraft sustained substantial damage and the pilot and passenger were uninjured.

The ATSB found that the aircraft probably landed in a nose-low attitude resulting in a propeller strike and damage to the nose landing gear.

 

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General details
Date: 01 April 2017 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 11:28 ESuT Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
Location   (show map):Bathurst Airport Occurrence type:Hard landing 
State: New South Wales Occurrence class: Operational 
Release date: 27 July 2017 Occurrence category: Accident 
Report status: Final Highest injury level: None 
 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Cessna Aircraft Company 
Aircraft model: R182 
Aircraft registration: VH-JXX 
Serial number: R18201396 
Type of operation: Private 
Sector: Piston 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Broken Hill, NSW
Destination:Bathurst, NSW
 
 
 
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Last update 02 November 2017