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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 217462
Last updated: 14 January 2022
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Type:Auster J5P
Registration: VH-BYW
MSN: 3136
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:2km SE of Balliang, VIC -   Australia
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Point Cook, VIC
Destination airport:Point Cook, VIC
Investigating agency: BASI
The pilot was carrying out practice circuits for type familiarisation. Landings were being made into wind and on the first touchdown, the aircraft bounced and the pilot carried out a go-around. On the next approach, the aircraft bounced on touchdown to about 10 feet above the ground, and the pilot held the elevator control back and opened the throttle rapidly, intending to go around. The engine failed to respond and the aircraft landed heavily, collapsing the left main gear. No defect was found with either the engine or the failed gear tubing that could have contributed to the accident. The misjudged landing flare was probably a result of the pilot's lack of familiarity with the aircraft type. The recovery was initiated too late and the lack of response from the engine was most likely due to the throttle being opened too rapidly.


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


Photo of VH-BYW courtesy

Echuca (YECH / ECH)
25 April 2009; (c) Phil Vabre

Revision history:

09-Nov-2018 14:05 Pineapple Added

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