Investigation number
199001960
Occurrence date
Location
Finley
Report release date
Report status
Final
Investigation type
Occurrence Investigation
Investigation status
Completed
Occurrence category
Accident
Highest injury level
None

The aircraft was being repositioned to base after an aerial application operation. The pilot reported that on downwind leg the pre-landing check revealed a soft left brake. He pumped up pressure by engaging the park brake and working the brake pedal. Due to concentrating on the other pre-landing checks and on flying the aircraft he inadvertently left the park brake on. On touchdown the aircraft pulled to the left pitched forward onto the nose and came to rest inverted.

Aircraft Details
Departure point
15 nm NNW of Finley NSW
Destination
Finley NSW
Model
G-164
Serial number
640
Registration
VH-HIT
Operation type
Aerial Work
Damage
Substantial
Manufacturer
Grumman American Aviation Corp
Departure time
1020