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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 Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
Location:Jandakot Occurrence type:Loss of control 
State: Western Australia Occurrence class: Operational 
Release date: 27 September 1985 Occurrence category: Accident 
Report status: Final Highest injury level: None 
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
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