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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 210359
Last updated: 29 July 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C150 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 150G
Registration: VH-BNB
C/n / msn: 15061568
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:4km N of Bannockburn, VIC -   Australia
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Bellbrae, VIC
Destination airport:Russells Bridge, VIC
Investigating agency: BASI
The pilot intended to land to the west on a 330 metre grass airstrip on his own property. The strip ran east west with a 12.5 degree upslope to the west. He estimated the wind components to be 5 knot headwind and 15 knot crosswind. However, on short final approach, the aircraft encountered moderate turbulence and windshear. The pilot elected to overshoot, but because of the steep upslope, this required a turn north or south. He advised that from past experience, having landed on many bush strips, he would normally have turned into wind during an overshoot into a one way uphill airstrip. However, on this occasion he inadvertently turned downwind and encountered more windshear and loss of airspeed. With the aircraft facing downwind and very low in airspeed, he elected to land straight ahead in the paddock. During the latter part of the landing roll, the nose wheel collided with a rock and the aircraft overturned.


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


Photo of VH-BNB courtesy

Sydney - Bankstown (YSBK / BWU)
10 October 1970; (c) David Carter

Revision history:

03-May-2018 10:02 Pineapple Added

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