Incident Cessna 182P Skylane VH-WTR, Tuesday 14 January 1986
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Date:Tuesday 14 January 1986
Time:10:20
Type:Silhouette image of generic C182 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Cessna 182P Skylane
Owner/operator:
Registration: VH-WTR
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Bradshaw Station, NT -   Australia
Phase: Landing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Tindal, NT
Destination airport:Bradshaw Station, NT
Investigating agency: BASI
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Narrative:
After joining the circuit, the pilot noticed some cattle standing at the side of the strip. So as to avoid them should they suddenly decide to run onto the strip during the landing, he decided to carry out a short field landing. When the aircraft was about 15 feet above the ground on final approach, the pilot reported that it entered a rapid sink. He flared the aircraft and it landed prior to the threshold. During the landing roll, the nose gear was torn off after it struck a drum that was being used as a strip threshold marker. There was a 200 metre high escarpment situated about 1.5 kilometres from the end of the strip. Although the strip could have been used for two way operations, the pilot stated that he did not apply power when the sink rate developed because he believed that he would not be able to carry out a go-around because of the position of the escarpment.

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: BASI
Report number: 
Status: Investigation completed
Duration:
Download report: Final report

Sources:

https://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/investigation_reports/1986/aair/aair198600684/
https://www.atsb.gov.au/media/30905/aair198600684.pdf

Revision history:

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23-Sep-2018 03:52 Pineapple Added

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