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Shortly after touching down on runway 22, the aircraft was affected by a localised whirlwind. Despite corrective action, the pilot was unable to prevent the aircraft from entering a groundloop. The left mainwheel ran off the sealed surface causing the aircraft to yaw sharply, resulting in substantial damage to the tail section.

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General details
Date: 08 January 1991 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 920  
Location   (show map):Parkes Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: New South Wales Occurrence type: Loss of control 
Release date: 11 July 1991 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Cessna Aircraft Company 
Aircraft model: 188 
Aircraft registration: VH-WBU 
Serial number: T18803850 
Type of operation: Private 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Griffith NSW
Departure time:810
Destination:Parkes NSW
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