Aviation safety investigations & reports

Cessna 172-H, VH-DPC, Deloraine TAS, 7 July 1990

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Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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Shortly after DEPARTURE the pilot received an unfavourable weather report and decided to return to the DEPARTURE strip. The wind at the strip was estimated at 280/15 and the landing direction was 300 degrees. As the aircraft was about to touch down a sudden wind gust lifted the nose and left wing. The pilot recovered to a wings level attitude but the aircraft was then heading 30 degrees to the right of the landing direction. The aircraft collided with two low hawthorn bushes, coming to a stop a short distance further on facing opposite the landing direction.

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General details
Date: 07 July 1990   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 1050    
Location: Deloraine    
State: Tasmania   Occurrence type: Loss of control  
Release date: 24 October 1990   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-DPC  
Serial number 17255806  
Type of operation Private  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Departure point Deloraine TAS  
Departure time 1026  
Destination Queenstown TAS