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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 Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: New South Wales Occurrence type: Runway excursion 
Release date: 15 October 1991 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: Minor 
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
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