Aviation safety investigations & reports

Piper PA28-235B, VH-PWK, Jandakot, WA, 5 February 1969

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Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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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.
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General details
Date: 05 February 1969   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 1706 WST    
Location: Jandakot    
State: Western Australia   Occurrence type: Hard landing  
Release date: 02 December 1969   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: None  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Piper Aircraft Corp  
Aircraft model PA-28  
Aircraft registration VH-PWK  
Type of operation Private  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Departure point Esperance  
Departure time 1415  
Destination Jandakot  
Last update 13 May 2014