Investigation number
198700093
Occurrence date
Location
Meekatharra
Report release date
Report status
Final
Investigation type
Occurrence Investigation
Investigation status
Completed
Aviation occurrence type
Loss of control
Occurrence category
Accident
Highest injury level
None

When the pilot arrived at the destination, he noted that the wind direction indicator showed apparently calm conditions. Almost immediately after touchdown the aircraft began to swing to the right. Attempts to correct the swing were unsuccessful and the left gear leg collapsed. After vacating the aircraft the pilot noticed that there had been a quartering tailwind of about 10 knots during the landing. The pilot was inexperienced on the operation of tailwheel type aircraft, this being his first flight on such a type following a two hour endorsement. This accident was not the subject of an on-site investigation.

Aircraft Details
Departure point
Jandakot WA
Destination
Meekatharra WA
Model
185
Registration
VH-KPF
Operation type
Business
Damage
Substantial
Manufacturer
Cessna Aircraft Company
Departure time
1635