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The pilot intended to carry out a period of circuit and landing practice and had made one circuit and landing which was satisfactory. On the second circuit he made an approach with full flap and appeared to make a normal landing but after rolling about 300 feet the aircraft commenced to swing to the right. The pilot took corrective action using left brake and rudder and the aircraft then ran straight for a short distance. However, after a further 320 feet a second swing to the right became pronounced and the pilot was unable to maintain directional control. After turning approximately 130 degrees to the right, and when almost at rest, the aircraft tipped up on to the port wing and tailplane and then settled back on to the wheels.
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General details
Date: 13 July 1969 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1645 WST  
Location:Geraldton Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Western Australia Occurrence type: Loss of control 
Release date: 03 December 1969 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Cessna Aircraft Company 
Aircraft model: 180 
Aircraft registration: VH-CSS 
Type of operation: Flying Training 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Geraldton
Departure time:1630
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