Investigation number
196904717
Occurrence date
Location
Jandakot
Report release date
Report status
Final
Investigation type
Occurrence Investigation
Investigation status
Completed
Aviation occurrence type
Hard landing
Occurrence category
Accident
Highest injury level
None

The flight from Esperance to Jandakot was uneventful. At Jandakot the pilot made an approach to runway 24
using 40 degrees of flap and crossed the runway threshold at 65 knots. He commenced to level off and had
closed the throttle when the nose wheel contacted the runway heavily before the main wheels. The aircraft
was allowed to bounce several times to a maximum height of four feet, before the pilot applied engine power
to regain control and he then completed the landing. When the aircraft was examined on the tarmac, the
propeller, nosewheel assembly and engine mount were found to be damaged.

Aircraft Details
Departure point
Esperance
Destination
Jandakot
Model
PA-28
Registration
VH-PWK
Operation type
Private
Damage
Substantial
Manufacturer
Piper Aircraft Corp
Departure time
1415