Aviation safety investigations & reports

Beechcraft 23, VH-SUN, Ayr, Qld, 29 August 1970

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Status: Completed
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After landing the pilot turned off the runway onto the taxyway leading to the apron. He then decided to refuel the aircraft and elected to taxy directly to the refuelling shed. As the aircraft left the movement area the nosewheel dropped into a drain, leading to a pipe culvert, which was on the very edge of the movement area and was difficult to see even at close range.
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General details
Date: 29 August 1970   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 1715 EST    
Location: Ayr    
State: Queensland    
Release date: 20 September 1971   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: None  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Beech Aircraft Corp  
Aircraft model 23  
Aircraft registration VH-SUN  
Type of operation Private  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Departure point Ayr  
Departure time 1600  
Destination Ayr  
Last update 16 May 2014