This accident highlights the importance of pre-flight planning. Pilots should ensure that every flight is appropriately planned for, utilising accurate flight times and fuel calculations.
When landing, pilots should maintain a safety philosophy of “if in doubt, go around”.
Education and training helped the crew of a Fokker F28 MK 100 manage two emergencies, including a hydraulic failure that compromised nose-wheel steering.
During taxi, prior to departure out of Brisbane, the main wheel hub on the left hand outboard wheel failed and separated from the main landing gear.
The aircraft landed heavily, the nose landing gear collapsed, and the aircraft flipped over and came to rest inverted. The pilot and passenger sustained serious injuries.
The ATSB is investigating an incident where a Beech Aircraft Corporation B200, VH-ZOK, landed on an occupied runway, at Horsham Airport, Victoria, on 18 December 2016.
The ATSB is investigating a forced landing involving a Robinson R44, registered VH-SJK, 16 km south of Sydney Airport, New South Wales, on 17 December 2016.