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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 208947
Last updated: 1 January 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 172N
Registration: VH-TKJ
C/n / msn: 17270779
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Archerfield Airport (YBAF), Archerfield, QLD -   Australia
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:YBAF
Destination airport:YBAF
Investigating agency: BASI
The pilot reported that he had completed two touch-and-go landings on runway 22 left and had been cleared for a touch-and-go on runway 22 right which had a displaced threshold. The approach, which was being flown with 20 degrees flap and about 1500 rpm engine power, was shallower than the earlier approaches. The pilot said that, about two metres above the ground, as he was about to increase power slightly to ensure that the aircraft did not touch down before the displaced threshold, the nose dropped. The nose wheel struck the ground firmly and the aircraft nosed over. The pilot could not recall hearing the stall warning sound during the approach, although it had tested serviceable before the flight.


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


Photo of VH-TKJ courtesy

Moruya (YMRY / MYA)
April 1979; (c) David Carter

Revision history:

08-Apr-2018 07:05 Pineapple Added

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