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ATSB investigates light plane crash at Canyonleigh

atsb november 12 2020

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau has released its findings into a light plane crash at Canyonleigh.

Back in March a Cessna 172 aircraft crashed into bushland at a property on Tugalong Road with a man and woman sustaining minor injuries.

The report says turbulence during a shallower than intended landing approach resulted in the pilot electing to reduce power and land in a tree canopy about 50 metres short of the runway threshold.

The reports also highlights the importance of aircraft adopting an approach profile that mitigates the effects of gusty or turbulent conditions.