Aviation safety investigations & reports

Beech A36 Bonanza, VH-TLB, Willow Glen 76 km WNW Goondiwindi QLD, 14 September 1987

Investigation number:
Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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The pilot had landed at the strip on a number of previous occasions, but this was the first time in this aircraft type. To give himself more time the pilot made a longer than normal final approach. At about 100 feet above the ground, with the airspeed at about 65 knots, the aircraft began to sink. The pilot applied full power to commence a go-around and as the nose pitched up, the left wing dropped. The pilot did not prevent the nose of the aircraft pitching up, thus aggravating the almost stalled condition of the aircraft. Power was then reduced and the aircraft landed heavily in a wheat paddock along side the strip and slid sideways as it came to rest.

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General details
Date: 14 September 1987   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 935    
Location: Willow Glen 76 km WNW Goondiwindi    
State: Queensland   Occurrence type: Loss of control  
Release date: 04 November 1987   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: None  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Beech Aircraft Corp  
Aircraft model 36  
Aircraft registration VH-TLB  
Serial number E-533  
Type of operation Business  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Departure point Gunnedah NSW  
Departure time 0819  
Destination Willow Glen QLD