The ATSB has commenced a transport safety investigation into a landing on closed runway involving Cessna 510 Citation Mustang, VH-MSU at Temora Aerodrome, New South Wales, on 21 October 2021.
During a flight from Sunshine Coast Airport, Queensland, to Essendon Airport, Victoria, the pilot of VH-MSU decided to stop at Temora Aerodrome to refuel using runway 18. On touchdown at Temora Aerodrome, at about 1857 local time, the pilot noticed cones across the runway a long distance from the threshold. They elected to continue the landing on the closed runway after judging that there was sufficient runway to stop safely before the cones.
The evidence collection phase of the investigation will include interviewing the pilot and aerodrome staff and reviewing relevant documents.
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 that appropriate safety action can be taken.
|Date:||21 October 2021||Investigation status:||Active|
|Time:||1853||Investigation level:||Short - click for an explanation of investigation levels|
|Location:||Temora Aerodrome||Investigation phase:||Evidence collection|
|State:||New South Wales||Occurrence type:||Runway - Other|
|Report status:||Pending||Highest injury level:||None|
|Anticipated completion:||1st Quarter 2022|
|Aircraft manufacturer||Cessna Aircraft Company|
|Departure point||Sunshine Coast Airport, Queensland|
|Destination||Essendon Airport, Victoria|