Aviation safety investigations & reports

Boeing Stearman PT17, N6842, Goulburn NSW, 25 January 1986

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Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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At a height of about 150 feet after a normal take-off, the aircraft commenced to roll slowly to the right. Corrective control inputs appeared to the pilot to have little or no effect and the aircraft continued to roll, with accompanying nose drop and yaw. The right wing tip struck the ground, followed by the landing gear. The gear was torn off and the aircraft overturned, coming to rest across a drainage ditch. No fault was subsequently found with the aircraft which might have contributed to the loss of control. There was no evidence of wind shear or any other atmospheric disturbance. The pilot reported that the engine power, attitude and airspeed had been such that a normal climb should have been achieved. The reason for the accident has not been determined.

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General details
Date: 25 January 1986   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 1000    
Location: Goulburn    
State: New South Wales   Occurrence type: Loss of control  
Release date: 28 April 1987   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: Minor  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer The Boeing Company  
Aircraft model 75  
Aircraft registration N68424  
Type of operation Private  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Departure point Goulburn NSW  
Departure time 1000  
Destination "Iandra", 30 km NE Young NSW