Aviation safety investigations & reports

Cessna 182E, VH-RHJ, Naraling, WA, 19 November 1969

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Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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The pilot elected to land with about an eight knot crosswind component from the right. The surface of the landing area was stoney and some stones and small rocks had been cleared and placed in a heap to the left of the chosen landing path. Towards the end of the landing roll, the pilot turned the aircraft to the right to avoid this heap of stones and, during an attempt to straighten the aircraft following this manoeuvre, the nosewheel yoke broke. The propeller and left wing tip then struck the ground. Examination of the nosewheel yoke indicated that it failed as a result of an overload to the right hand side of the wheel.
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General details
Date: 19 November 1969   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 0815 WST    
Location: Naraling    
State: Western Australia    
Release date: 11 November 1970   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: None  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Cessna Aircraft Company  
Aircraft model 182  
Aircraft registration VH-RHJ  
Type of operation Business  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Departure point Ogilvie  
Departure time 0750  
Destination Naraling  
Last update 01 April 2011