Aviation safety investigations & reports

Cessna A188, VH-KQA, Seabird (96 km N of Perth) WA, 18 April 1985

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Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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During the take-off run the left wheel locked. The aircraft groundlooped to the left, the right gear leg collapsed and the nose section and right wing struck the ground. During prior maintenance of the left wheel hub the inboard bearing had not been correctly reinstalled and it subsequently collapsed into the centre of the wheel assembly during the take-off run.

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General details
Date: 18 April 1985   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 1500    
Location: Seabird (96 km N of Perth)    
State: Western Australia   Occurrence type: Loss of control  
Release date: 29 May 1985   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: None  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Cessna Aircraft Company  
Aircraft model 188  
Aircraft registration VH-KQA  
Type of operation Aerial Work  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Departure point Seabird WA  
Departure time 1500  
Destination Seabird WA