Aviation safety investigations & reports

Cessna 152, VH-UAK, Dubbo NSW, 12 June 1989

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Status: Completed
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The student pilot was attempting a full stop landing while under instruction. The wind was light and variable with occasional gusts producing 6 knots of crosswind from the left on runway 23. The approach, flare and touchdown were reported to be uneventful. About two seconds after touchdown the aircraft was hit by a wind gust and swung suddenly to the left. The student pilot immediately applied full right aileron which pitched the aircraft on to the right wingtip. It then pivotted heavily onto the nose gear which collapsed. The aircraft skidded to a halt on the sealed surface.

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General details
Date: 12 June 1989   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 1245 EST    
Location: Dubbo    
State: New South Wales   Occurrence type: Loss of control  
Release date: 03 July 1989   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-UAK  
Serial number 15281173  
Type of operation Flying Training  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Departure point Dubbo NSW  
Departure time N/K  
Destination Dubbo NSW