Aviation safety investigations & reports

Landing on closed runway involving Cessna Aircraft Company 510, registration VH-MSU at Temora Aerodrome, NSW on 21 October 2021

Investigation number:
Status: Active
Investigation in progress


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.

General details
Date: 21 October 2021   Investigation status: Active  
Time: 1853   Investigation level: Short - click for an explanation of investigation levels  
Location   (show map): Temora Aerodrome   Investigation phase: Evidence collection  
State: New South Wales   Occurrence type: Runway - Other  
  Occurrence category: Incident  
Report status: Pending   Highest injury level: None  
Anticipated completion: 1st Quarter 2022    

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Cessna Aircraft Company  
Aircraft model 510  
Aircraft registration VH-MSU  
Serial number 510-0300  
Sector Jet  
Departure point Sunshine Coast Airport, Queensland  
Destination Essendon Airport, Victoria  
Last update 02 November 2021