Aviation safety investigations & reports

Thruster TST, 25-0238, Redcourt (7km W of Bairnsdale) VIC, 19 March 1990

Investigation number:
Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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The pilot had previously experienced difficulty with directional control on landing. He had been given additional training in crosswind landing techniques on the day prior to the accident and had performed to a satisfactory standard. On the subject flight, the pilot carried out a normal approach and touchdown with a slight crosswind from the right. During the ground roll while still travelling at about 25 knots, the pilot lost directional control and the aircraft ground looped to the right. During the ground loop the left wheel broke off and hit the left wing strut.

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General details
Date: 19 March 1990   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 1645    
Location   (show map): Redcourt (7km W of Bairnsdale)    
State: Victoria   Occurrence type: Loss of control  
Release date: 15 May 1990   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: None  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Thruster Aircraft (Australia) Pty Ltd  
Aircraft model TST  
Aircraft registration 25-0238  
Serial number N/A  
Type of operation Sports Aviation  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Departure point Redcourt VIC  
Departure time 1545  
Destination Redcourt VIC