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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 214153
Last updated: 29 May 2020
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Date:05-MAR-1985
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 172G
Owner/operator:
Registration: VH-PLX
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Malco Bore, QLD -   Australia
Phase: Landing
Nature:Agricultural
Departure airport:Malco Bore, QLD
Destination airport:Malco Bore, QLD
Investigating agency: BASI
Narrative:
The pilot who was inexperienced in mustering operations was impressed with the efficiency of the other members of the mustering team. So as not to be seen to be wasting time, the pilot elected to land downwind on the shorter strip instead of clearing cattle from the main strip. However, he did not notice a washout crossing the shorter strip. During the landing roll the aircraft entered the washout and the nose gear leg was broken off, the propeller, engine cowling and right wing were also damaged.

Sources:

https://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/investigation_reports/1985/aair/aair198503501/
https://www.atsb.gov.au/media/30701/aair198503501.pdf

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


Revision history:

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