Aviation safety investigations & reports

Piper PA18-150 Super Cub, VH-PQE, Victoria River Downs Station NT, 26 April 1989

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Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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At the conclusion of a local flight the pilot carried out a practice touch and go landing, and then positioned the aircraft for a full stop landing. Wind conditions at the time were light. Shortly after touchdown the aircraft commenced to veer to the right. The pilot was unable to stop the swing, and elected to go around. However, the aircraft was no longer aligned with the strip and during the attempted go-around the aircraft struck an embankment and a small tree. The pilot closed the throttle and the aircraft came to rest about 100 metres to the right of the strip.

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General details
Date: 26 April 1989   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 1630    
Location: Victoria River Downs Station    
State: Northern Territory   Occurrence type: Loss of control  
Release date: 16 June 1989   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: None  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Piper Aircraft Corp  
Aircraft model PA-18  
Aircraft registration VH-PQE  
Serial number 18-6473  
Type of operation Private  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Departure point Victoria River Downs Station NT  
Departure time 1545  
Destination Victoria River Downs Station NT