Aviation safety investigations & reports

Cessna T188C, VH-WBU, Parkes NSW, 8 January 1991

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Status: Completed
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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    
State: New South Wales   Occurrence type: Loss of control  
Release date: 11 July 1991   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: None  

Aircraft details

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  
Last update 13 May 2014