The ATSB is investigating a runway undershoot involving a Beechcraft B200, registered VH-FDO, at Cairns Airport, Queensland, on 9 July 2020.
Due to runway works at Cairns Airport, the runway end and threshold positions were displaced. During landing, the aircraft touched down before the displaced runway end and one of the aircraft’s wheels struck a portable runway end marker light. There were no injuries to the two flight crewmembers and no reported damage to the aircraft.
The evidence collection phase of the investigation will include interviewing flight crew and reviewing operational information, including aerodrome provisions during runway works in progress.
A final report will be released at the conclusion of the investigation. Should a critical safety issue be identified during the course of the investigation, the ATSB will immediately notify relevant parties so appropriate safety action can be taken.
|Date:||09 July 2020||Investigation status:||Active|
|Time:||0:15 EST||Investigation level:||Short - click for an explanation of investigation levels|
|Location:||Cairns Airport||Investigation phase:||Final report: External review|
|State:||Queensland||Occurrence type:||Runway - Other|
|Report status:||Pending||Highest injury level:||None|
|Anticipated completion:||1st Quarter 2021|
|Aircraft manufacturer||Beech Aircraft Corp|
|Operator||Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia (Queensland Section)|
|Type of operation||Aerial Work|
|Damage to aircraft||Nil|