The ATSB is investigating a hard landing and ground strike involving a Beech Aircraft Corporation B200, registered VH-ODI, operated by Desert-Air Safaris, at Mount Gambier Airport, South Australia, on 8 December 2018.
The pilot reported experiencing difficulties landing at Mount Gambier. After a heavy landing, the pilot was unable to safely stop the aircraft on the runway and decided to conduct a go-around. The pilot then conducted another approach and landing. The post-flight inspection of the aircraft revealed substantial damage to both propellers. No one was injured as a result of this occurrence.
As part of the investigation, the ATSB will interview relevant persons, including the pilot, obtain engineering reports and other additional information.
A report will be published at the conclusion of the investigation.
|Date:||08 December 2018||Investigation status:||Active|
|Time:||13:00 CSuT||Investigation level:||Short - click for an explanation of investigation levels|
|Location:||Mount Gambier Airport||Investigation phase:||Evidence collection|
|State:||South Australia||Occurrence type:||Hard landing|
|Report status:||Pending||Highest injury level:||None|
|Anticipated completion:||2nd Quarter 2019|
|Aircraft manufacturer||Beech Aircraft Corp|
|Type of operation||Charter|
|Damage to aircraft||Substantial|
|Departure point||Adelaide, SA|
|Destination||Mount Gambier, SA|