Aviation safety investigations & reports

Cessna 170 B, VH-BUX, Ballarat VIC, 7 February 1987

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Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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The pilot arranged for a check flight in the aircraft, as it was a type he had not flown for some time. The instructor commented that as the pilot made rudder corrections during the takeoff roll, he also inadvertently applied light braking. After a period of general flying, the aircraft was returned to the circuit for a landing in moderate crosswind conditions. Touchdown was made in a three-point attitude, but shortly afterwards the aircraft commenced to swing to the right. Corrective measures by both pilots were unable to arrest the swing and the left gear subsequently collapsed. The pilot had used left aileron and right rudder inputs to align the aircraft at touchdown, and had possibly inadvertently applied braking to the right mainwheel.

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General details
Date: 07 February 1987   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 1400    
Location: Ballarat    
State: Victoria   Occurrence type: Loss of control  
Release date: 12 May 1987   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: None  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Cessna Aircraft Company  
Aircraft model 170  
Aircraft registration VH-BUX  
Type of operation Flying Training  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Departure point Ballarat VIC  
Departure time 1400  
Destination Ballarat VIC