Aviation safety investigations & reports

Cessna 180-K, VH-SAA, Bundaberg QLD, 14 January 1985

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Status: Completed
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During the landing roll the aircraft started to veer right. The pilot under check applied sufficient rudder to correct the swing but then applied excessive left rudder and considerable power and the aircraft swung sharply left. The left wing and elevator tips contacted the ground whilst the instructor was regaining control. The pilot under check had not flown a tail wheel aircraft for five months.

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General details
Date: 14 January 1985   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: N/K    
Location: Bundaberg    
State: Queensland   Occurrence type: Loss of control  
Release date: 15 May 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-SAA  
Type of operation Private  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Departure point Bundaberg QLD  
Departure time N/K  
Destination Bundaberg QLD