Aviation safety investigations & reports

Maule M4-210, VH-EMY, Baralaba Qld, 14 May 1969

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Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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The pilot was attempting a short landing from a powered approach to a property airstrip in a south-easterly wind of ten knots. He selected full flap (35 degrees) and made an approach at 50 knots and, as he passed over outbuildings, he looked down to confirm he had cleared them. After crossing the strip boundary he looked ahead and closed the throttle to land. The aircraft immediately increased its rate of descent and the pilot applied power but was unable to prevent a heavy three point landing. The aircraft bounced and was re-landed with engine assistance. During the landing roll, the pilot noticed a right wing-down attitude, and, after turning and while taxi -ing, the starboard undercarriage leg collapsed.

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General details
Date: 14 May 1969   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 1150 EST    
Location: Baralaba    
State: Queensland   Occurrence type: Hard landing  
Release date: 21 October 1969   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: None  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Maule Aircraft Corp  
Aircraft model M-4  
Aircraft registration VH-EMY  
Type of operation Private  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Departure point Proston  
Departure time 1015  
Destination Baralaba  
Last update 13 May 2014