Aviation safety investigations & reports

Hard landing and ground strike involving Beech Aircraft Corporation B200, VH-ODI, Mount Gambier Airport, South Australia, on 8 December 2018

Investigation number:
Status: Active
Investigation in progress
Phase: Final report: Internal review Read more information on this investigation phase


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. 

General details
Date: 08 December 2018   Investigation status: Active  
Time: 13:00 CSuT   Investigation level: Defined - click for an explanation of investigation levels  
Location   (show map): Mount Gambier Airport   Investigation phase: Final report: Internal review  
State: South Australia   Occurrence type: Hard landing  
  Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Pending   Highest injury level: None  
Anticipated completion: 1st Quarter 2020    

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Beech Aircraft Corp  
Aircraft model 200  
Aircraft registration VH-ODI  
Serial number BB-634  
Operator Desert-Air Safaris  
Type of operation Charter  
Sector Turboprop  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Departure point Adelaide, SA  
Destination Mount Gambier, SA  
Last update 09 September 2019