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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 213204
Last updated: 26 November 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic BL8 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bellanca 8KCAB Super Decathlon
Registration: VH-UOO
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Wallacia Airport (YWLX), Wallacia, NSW -   Australia
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:YWLX
Destination airport:YWLX
Investigating agency: BASI
After a normal approach in calm wind conditions the aircraft bounced following the initial touchdown. A number of bounces then occurred before the pilot was able to regain control of the aircraft. At this time he assessed that there was insufficient strip remaining to stop the aircraft or to safely go-around. A ground loop was attempted, during which the right landing gear collapsed. The strip length was about 120 metres longer than that required for a normal landing. The aircraft was being operated in excess of the maximum permitted landing weight. After the initial bounce the pilot persisted with the landing attempt and evidently did not consider carrying out a go-around until the aircraft was too far along the strip for this manoeuvre to be performed with safety.


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

Revision history:

13-Jul-2018 10:37 Pineapple Added

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