Aviation safety investigations & reports

Loss of control involving a Extra-Flugzeugbau GmbH EA 300, VH-OOE, Bankstown, NSW on 4 March 1993

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Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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During the landing roll the right wheel brake failed to function. The pilot was unable to maintain directional control, resulting in a ground loop, during which slight damage to the left landing gear strut and right wingtip occurred. Air in the right brake line rendered the right brake ineffective. It was not determined how the air was admitted to the system as no maintenance had been performed on the system since the aircraft had been delivered from the factory.
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General details
Date: 04 March 1993   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 8:52 ESuT    
State: New South Wales   Occurrence type: Loss of control  
Release date: 13 July 1993   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final    

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Extra-Flugzeugbau GmbH  
Aircraft model EA 300  
Aircraft registration VH-OOE  
Sector Piston  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Departure point Bankstown NSW  
Destination Bankstown NSW