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Before commencing spraying operations, the pilot discovered that the left maingear tyre was deflated. The tube was patched, however about half way through the spraying task the pilot noticed that the tyre was partially deflated. Air was added to the tyre, and the operation was continued. On the last landing for the day the left gear commenced to vibrate and the aircraft veered to the left. The pilot was unable to maintain adequate directional control, and the aircraft entered the crop at the side of the strip before ground looping to a halt. The left main tyre was found to be flat.

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General details
Date: 11 October 1986 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1830 Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
Location   (show map):30 km North of Kalannie Occurrence type:Loss of control 
State: Western Australia Occurrence class: Operational 
Release date: 12 June 1987 Occurrence category: Accident 
Report status: Final Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Cessna Aircraft Company 
Aircraft model: 188 
Aircraft registration: VH-KVA 
Type of operation: Aerial Work 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:30 km North of Kalannie WA
Departure time:1800
Destination:30 km North of Kalannie WA
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