Aviation safety investigations & reports

Cessna 185A, VH-AGI, Hillman Farm, 60 km East of Collie WA, 29 September 1985

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Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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At the conclusion of a parachute dropping sortie, the pilot landed the aircraft at the strip in a strong crosswind. During the landing roll the aircraft began to swing to the left and the right gear leg collapsed. The right wing, tailplane and elevator were bent after contacting the ground. The aircraft was one of four operating from the strip, when the wind backed and increased in strength, during the passage of a weak front. The pilot had been aware of the change in wind velocity before attempting the landing.

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General details
Date: 29 September 1985   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 1352    
Location: Hillman Farm, 60 km East of Collie    
State: Western Australia   Occurrence type: Loss of control  
Release date: 16 December 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-AGI  
Type of operation Private  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Departure point Hillman Farm WA  
Departure time 1352  
Destination Hillman Farm WA