Aviation safety investigations & reports

Cessna 180A, VH-EYA, 9 Km ENE of Mansfield VIC, 26 January 1985

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Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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Whilst applying brake after landing the pilot's foot slipped off the left rudder pedal and the aircraft veered to the right. The pilot replaced his foot on the pedal and applied corrective rudder and brake but the aircraft subsequently ground looped to the left and the right main gear leg collapsed. The rudder pedal surfaces were found to be worn. The pedal design was such that foot restraining capabilities were reduced as the surface became smoother from normal wear and tear. It was also determined that the brake pads on the right gear were excessively worn and this probably aggravated the pilot's problem with directional control.

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General details
Date: 26 January 1985   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: N/A    
Location: 9 Km ENE of Mansfield    
State: Victoria   Occurrence type: Loss of control  
Release date: 12 March 1985   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: None  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Cessna Aircraft Company  
Aircraft model 180  
Aircraft registration VH-EYA  
Type of operation Aerial Work  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Departure point Moorabbin VIC  
Departure time N/A  
Destination 9 Km ENE of Mansfield VIC  
Last update 13 May 2014