Aviation safety investigations & reports

Grob-Werke G115, VH-TGU, Bankstown Airport NSW, 24 October 1989

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Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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The student pilot was returning from his first solo trip to the training area where he had been practicing steep turns. He made a straight in approach for Runway 11 Left. The current Terminal Information (ATIS) reported the wind as 060 degrees 10 to 15 knots, crosswind mean 8 maximum 13 knots. As the aircraft touched down it started to drift to the right. The pilot attempted to correct this with rudder and started to apply power. The aircraft ground looped to the left through 45 degrees. The nose leg failed and the propeller contacted the runway. The aircraft came to rest on the grass to the left of Runway 11 Left. This accident was not the subject of a formal on-scene investigation.

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General details
Date: 24 October 1989   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 1315    
Location: Bankstown Airport    
State: New South Wales   Occurrence type: Loss of control  
Release date: 06 November 1989   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: None  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Grob - Burkhart Flugzeugbau  
Aircraft model G115  
Aircraft registration VH-TGU  
Serial number 8087  
Type of operation Flying Training  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Departure point Bankstown Airport NSW  
Departure time N/K  
Destination Bankstown Airport NSW