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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 278
Last updated: 18 September 2021
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Time:09:36 EST
Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 172N
Registration: VH-PJH
MSN: 17273502
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Maroochydore/Sunshine Coast Aerodrome, Queensland -   Australia
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Maroochydore/Sunshine Coast Aerodrome (MCY/YBSU)
Destination airport:Maroochydore/Sunshine Coast Aerodrome (MCY/YBSU)
The pilot departed Maroochydore for a scenic flight at about 0830 EST. On return to Maroochydore at about 0930 he requested clearance for a touch and go landing on runway 18. The aerodrome controller (ADC) observed that the aircraft bounced slightly on landing, and the pilot elected to go around.

During the go-around, the aircraft was observed to turn left at less than 100 ft AGL with a nose high attitude. The aircraft then descended steeply into the ground approximately 100 metres east of the runway. The pilot and two passengers received fatal injuries.


ATSB Occurrence Nr. 199900112

Other occurrences involving this aircraft

1 Oct 1988 VH-PJH 0 Proserpine Airport (YBPN), Gunyarra, QLD sub

Revision history:

21-Jan-2008 10:00 ASN archive Added
11-Mar-2015 17:35 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Damage, Narrative]
11-Mar-2015 17:36 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Departure airport, Destination airport]

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