Aviation safety investigations & reports

Piper PA38, VH-UAL, Bankstown NSW, 19 June 1985

Investigation number:
Status: Completed
Investigation completed


Download Final Report
[Download  PDF: 21KB]

On return from his third solo flight, the pilot was attempting to complete a 180 degree turn in a confined area between two hangars. He positioned the aircraft on the left extremity of the concrete apron prior to starting the right turn. The left outer wing section struck a vertical support for the hangar located adjacent to the apron.

Download Final Report
[Download  PDF: 21KB]
General details
Date: 19 June 1985   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 1015    
Location: Bankstown    
State: New South Wales    
Release date: 19 February 1986   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: None  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Piper Aircraft Corp  
Aircraft model PA-38  
Aircraft registration VH-UAL  
Type of operation Flying Training  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Departure point Bankstown NSW  
Departure time 1015  
Destination Bankstown NSW