Aviation safety investigations & reports

Chinook WT II, 1231-10-01, "Trundle Park" 5 kms South of Trundle NSW, 16 March 1990

Investigation number:
Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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The aircraft was approaching to land into a 15 knot wind, with a slight crosswind component from the left. At about 60 feet above ground, the wind suddenly dropped completely, probably due to terrain and buildings. As the pilot yawed the nose of the aircraft to the right to line up with the strip the right wing stalled. The aircraft entered an incipient spin and impacted the ground nose first, approximately 100 metres to the right of the strip.

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General details
Date: 16 March 1990   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 1150    
Location   (show map): "Trundle Park" 5 kms South of Trundle    
State: New South Wales   Occurrence type: Loss of control  
Release date: 01 March 1991   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: Serious  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Basic Flying Machines  
Aircraft model WT II  
Aircraft registration 10-1231  
Serial number N/K  
Type of operation Sports Aviation  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Departure point "Trundle Park" NSW  
Departure time 1100  
Destination "Trundle Park" NSW