Aviation safety investigations & reports

Cessna 152, VH-WLA, Geelong VIC, 30 January 1987

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Status: Completed
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The student lost directional control of the aircraft during a touch and go landing in moderate crosswind conditions. The aircraft ran off the runway and collided with the aerodrome boundary fence. The student had only limited experience in handling the aircraft in crosswind conditions. The accident occurred during the first landing of the practice session.

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General details
Date: 30 January 1987   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 1115 approx    
Location: Geelong    
State: Victoria   Occurrence type: Loss of control  
Release date: 13 April 1987   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: None  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Cessna Aircraft Company  
Aircraft model 152  
Aircraft registration VH-WLA  
Type of operation Flying Training  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Departure point Geelong VIC  
Departure time 1115 approx  
Destination Geelong VIC