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The aircraft was being repositioned to base after an aerial application operation. The pilot reported that on downwind leg the pre-landing check revealed a soft left brake. He pumped up pressure by engaging the park brake and working the brake pedal. Due to concentrating on the other pre-landing checks and on flying the aircraft he inadvertently left the park brake on. On touchdown the aircraft pulled to the left pitched forward onto the nose and came to rest inverted.

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General details
Date: 07 January 1990 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1030 Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
Location:Finley  
State: New South Wales  
Release date: 24 January 1990 Occurrence category: Accident 
Report status: Final Highest injury level: None 
 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Grumman American Aviation Corp 
Aircraft model: G-164 
Aircraft registration: VH-HIT 
Serial number: 640 
Type of operation: Aerial Work 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:15 nm NNW of Finley NSW
Departure time:1020
Destination:Finley NSW
 
 
 
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