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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 215950
Last updated: 28 October 2019
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Type:Silhouette image of generic BE36 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft A36
Registration: VH-MGM
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:St Marys, NSW -   Australia
Phase: Landing
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:YSWG
Destination airport:St Marys, NSW
Investigating agency: BASI
On arrival in the circuit area, the pilot assessed the wind to be from the south-west at 10 knots. He elected to land downwind, as the strip sloped slightly uphill to the north-east. Touchdown occurred about halfway along the strip, and the pilot was unable to bring the aircraft to a stop in the distance remaining. The aircraft collided with a fence and came to rest 60 metres beyond the end of the strip. The strip was undulating, with the slope in the landing direction varying from 2 up to 1.5 down. The average upslope was in the order of 1, and the pilot evidently misjudged the effect this slope would have on a landing in downwind conditions. The aircraft crossed the threshold slightly higher than the pilot desired, and it floated for a considerable distance under the influence of the tailwind. After touchdown, the pilot was reluctant to carry out a go-around because of the slope.


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

Revision history:

02-Oct-2018 13:23 Pineapple Added

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