Aviation safety investigations & reports

Forced/precautionary landing involving a Jabiru Aircraft Pty Ltd JABIRU ST, VH-JBY, Hervey Bay, Aerodrome, QLD on 24 March 1997

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Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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At about 200 ft after takeoff the engine began to run roughly. The pilot elected to abandon the takeoff so that the aircraft could be landed on the remaining length of runway. After a high flare for landing the aircraft touched down heavily. The left landing gear leg was broken off and the aircraft came to rest off the left side of the runway. The relative humidity was assessed as being around 80% and there had been recent light rain at the aerodrome. The pilot reported that the aircraft manufacturer considered carburettor icing as the cause of the rough running.
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General details
Date: 24 March 1997   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 15:40 EST    
State: Queensland   Occurrence type: Forced/precautionary landing  
Release date: 27 May 1997   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final    

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Jabiru Aircraft Pty Ltd  
Aircraft model JABIRU ST  
Aircraft registration VH-JBY  
Sector Piston  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Departure point Hervey bay QLD  
Destination Bundaberg QLD