Aviation safety investigations & reports

Cessna 172G, VH-PLX, Malco Bore,, 5 March 1985

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Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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The pilot who was inexperienced in mustering operations was impressed with the efficiency of the other members of the mustering team. So as not to be seen to be wasting time, the pilot elected to land downwind on the shorter strip instead of clearing cattle from the main strip. However, he did not notice a washout crossing the shorter strip. During the landing roll the aircraft entered the washout and the nosegear leg was broken off, the propeller, engine cowling and right wing were also damaged.

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General details
Date: 05 March 1985   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: N/K    
Location: Malco Bore,    
State: Queensland    
Release date: 19 July 1985   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: None  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Cessna Aircraft Company  
Aircraft model 172  
Aircraft registration VH-PLX  
Type of operation Aerial Work  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Departure point Malco Bore 85 km SSW of Windorah QLD  
Departure time N/K  
Destination Malco Bore QLD