Aviation safety investigations & reports

Collision with terrain involving a Cessna Aircraft Company 172N, VH-WNX, 18km N Bremer Bay, WA on 7 January 1994

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Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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A report from the pilot indicated that he made a steeper than normal approach to a private strip. The aircraft landed some distance in from the threshold before bouncing back into the air. The pilot elected to apply power and go around for a further circuit. Despite application of full power, the aircraft did not clear obstacles beyond the end of the runway, and the pilot was forced to land in an adjacent paddock. The aircraft landed heavily.
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General details
Date: 07 January 1994   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 17:30 WST    
State: Western Australia   Occurrence type: Collision with terrain  
Release date: 19 June 1994   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final    

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Cessna Aircraft Company  
Aircraft model 172N  
Aircraft registration VH-WNX  
Sector Piston  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Departure point 18km N Bremer Bay WA  
Destination 18km N Bremer Bay WA