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The aircraft joined the circuit for a landing on the duty runway, 06. On short final the pilot was advised that there was a 3 knot tailwind. She continued with the landing and as the tail was lowered to the runway, after touchdown, the aircraft began to accelerate and yaw to the left. Corrective action was taken and the yaw stopped. However, as the pilot applied the hand operated brake, the aircraft again yawed quickly to the left and ground-looped before coming to rest on the right wing tip and nose. During the landing the wind had changed from a light north-easterly to an 18 knot south-westerly.

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General details
Date: 06 April 1984 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1810  
Location:Berwick Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Victoria  
Release date: 15 January 1985  
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: Minor 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Thorp Engineering Company 
Aircraft model: T-18 
Aircraft registration: VH-RWT 
Type of operation: Private 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Mangalore VIC
Departure time:1734
Destination:Berwick VIC
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