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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 208768
Last updated: 15 June 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C150 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 150L
Registration: VH-IQD
C/n / msn: 15075596
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Yuin Station, WA -   Australia
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Yuin, WA
Destination airport:Yuin, WA
Investigating agency: BASI
The pilot had been goat spotting and decided to land and wait for the accompanying helicopter to refuel. The passenger was not feeling well and the pilot had landed on the strip two years previously. At that time a road, that crossed the strip mid way along it, was level with the strip surface and did not create any problems. Consequently, the pilot only conducted a cursory inspection, of the strip, prior to landing, and did not notice that the surface conditions had changed. As the aircraft decelerated through about 15 knots, during the landing roll, it crossed the road. The depth of the road surface, below the strip surface, caused the aircraft to bounce and as it touched down again the nose wheel collided with the ridge on the far side of the road and collapsed. Recent heavy rain and grading by the local council had changed the profile of the road, dropping its surface well below that of the strip.


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


Photo of VH-IQD courtesy

Maitland (YMND / MTL)
20 September 2018; (c) Ian McDonell

Revision history:

04-Apr-2018 08:27 Pineapple Added

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