Incident Mooney M20J VH-MIY, 14 Mar 1984
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 212948
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Type:Silhouette image of generic M20P model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Mooney M20J
Registration: VH-MIY
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Great Keppel Island, QLD -   Australia
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Great Keppel Island, QLD
Destination airport:Rosewood Island, QLD
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Shortly after take-off, the pilot heard a loud noise and noticed that the luggage locker door was open. A 180 degree turn was carried out for an approach to land. As the aircraft approached the end of the runway the right wing struck the strip and the aircraft slid sideways along the runway. The nose and left landing gear legs collapsed before the aircraft came to rest. On short final, mechanical turbulence had been encountered and a high rate of descent had developed. Although some action to correct this rate of descent was taken, the pilot was unable to avoid a hard landing. No fault could subsequently be found with the luggage door securing mechanism.


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