Aviation safety investigations & reports

Cessna 185B, VH-KPA, Jandakot WA, 29 July 1985

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Status: Completed
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Towards the end of the landing roll the aircraft began to diverge to the right. The pilot unsuccessfully attempted to correct the situation and the aircraft ground looped. The left main gear leg was broken off and the left wing, tailplane and the propeller struck the ground. The pilot was inexperienced on tailwheel aircraft and the landing was conducted in light quartering tailwind conditions.

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General details
Date: 29 July 1985   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 1059    
Location: Jandakot    
State: Western Australia   Occurrence type: Loss of control  
Release date: 27 September 1985   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: None  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Cessna Aircraft Company  
Aircraft model 185  
Aircraft registration VH-KPA  
Type of operation Aerial Work  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Departure point Jandakot WA  
Departure time 1059  
Destination Jandakot WA