Aviation safety investigations & reports

Piper PA23-250, VH-ERT, Bankstown NSW, 25 January 1991

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Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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The trainee pilot was undergoing initial endorsement training on the type. After landing on runway 29 with a slight tailwind component, the aircraft continued across the runway 36 complex at a relatively fast taxi speed. The pilot commenced a left turn and the aircraft nosewheel entered an area of soft dirt and collapsed. The instructor advised that the aircraft was not fitted with dual brakes.

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General details
Date: 25 January 1991   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 1532    
Location   (show map): Bankstown    
State: New South Wales   Occurrence type: Runway excursion  
Release date: 15 October 1991   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: Minor  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Piper Aircraft Corp  
Aircraft model PA-23  
Aircraft registration VH-ERT  
Serial number 27-7405357  
Type of operation Flying Training  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Departure point Bankstown NSW  
Departure time 1500  
Destination Bankstown NSW  
Last update 13 May 2014