Investigation number
AO-2024-004
Occurrence date
Location
Gold Coast Airport
State
Queensland
Report status
Pending
Investigation level
Short
Investigation type
Occurrence Investigation
Investigation phase
Evidence collection
Investigation status
Active
Aviation occurrence type
Runway excursion
Occurrence category
Serious Incident
Highest injury level
None
Anticipated completion

The ATSB is investigating a runway excursion, tail strike and go-around involving a Cessna 172R, registered VH-EWW, at Gold Coast Airport, Queensland, on 6 February 2024. 

During a training flight, the aircraft landed long and overran the runway. The instructor took over control of the aircraft from the student pilot and conducted a go-around, during which the aircraft sustained a tail strike.

The ATSB evidence collection phase will include: 

  • interviewing the flight crew and air traffic controller
  • reviewing recorded radar and audio data, and CCTV footage.

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.

Aircraft Details
Departure point
Gold Coast Aerodrome
Destination
Gold Coast Aerodrome
Model
172R
Serial number
17280090
Sector
Piston
Registration
VH-EWW
Operation type
Part 91 General operating and flight rules
Manufacturer
Cessna Aircraft Company
Aircraft Operator
Flight One Australia Pty Ltd