Aviation safety investigations & reports

Cessna 172-N, VH-FUS, Roma QLD, 26 December 1988

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Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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Following the completion of a flight in the local training area the aircraft was landed on Runway 36 at Roma. At the time the wind was north-westerly at five to eight knots and there was a thunderstorm to the south-west of the field. During the landing roll the wind velocity suddenly increased to about 25 knots. The aircraft swung to the left and ran off the side of the runway. The pilot was unable to regain directional control but shut down the engine before the aircraft ran into a ditch. This accident was not the subject of an on-site investigation.

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General details
Date: 26 December 1988   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 1350    
Location: Roma    
State: Queensland   Occurrence type: Loss of control  
Release date: 16 March 1989   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: None  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Cessna Aircraft Company  
Aircraft model 172  
Aircraft registration VH-FUS  
Serial number 17272157  
Type of operation Private  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Departure point Roma QLD  
Departure time 1220  
Destination Roma QLD