Aviation safety investigations & reports

De Havilland DH-82A, VH-PFL, Bankstown NSW, 20 November 1984

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Status: Completed
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The aircraft is fitted with a tail skid and has no brakes. The pilot was taxying on the grass beside the taxyway in order to increase the rolling resistance of the wheels. His attention was directed to the right, when the left lower wing struck a sign which was 6 metres from the edge of the taxyway.

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General details
Date: 20 November 1984   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 1430    
Location: Bankstown    
State: New South Wales    
Release date: 04 March 1985   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: None  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer de Havilland Aircraft Pty Ltd  
Aircraft model DH-82  
Aircraft registration VH-PFL  
Type of operation Private  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Departure point Bankstown NSW  
Departure time U/K  
Destination Bankstown NSW  
Last update 01 April 2011