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When the pilot arrived at the destination, he noted that the wind direction indicator showed apparently calm conditions. Almost immediately after touchdown the aircraft began to swing to the right. Attempts to correct the swing were unsuccessful and the left gear leg collapsed. After vacating the aircraft the pilot noticed that there had been a quartering tailwind of about 10 knots during the landing. The pilot was inexperienced on the operation of tailwheel type aircraft, this being his first flight on such a type following a two hour endorsement. This accident was not the subject of an on-site investigation.

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General details
Date: 10 January 1987 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1913 Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
Location:Meekatharra Occurrence type:Loss of control 
State: Western Australia Occurrence class: Operational 
Release date: 14 May 1987 Occurrence category: Accident 
Report status: Final Highest injury level: None 
 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Cessna Aircraft Company 
Aircraft model: 185 
Aircraft registration: VH-KPF 
Type of operation: Business 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Jandakot WA
Departure time:1635
Destination:Meekatharra WA
 
 
 
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