Aviation safety investigations & reports

GRUMMAN G164-B, VH-HIT, Finley NSW, 7 January 1990

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Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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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.

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General details
Date: 07 January 1990   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 1030    
Location: Finley    
State: New South Wales    
Release date: 24 January 1990   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: None  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Grumman American Aviation Corp  
Aircraft model G-164  
Aircraft registration VH-HIT  
Serial number 640  
Type of operation Aerial Work  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Departure point 15 nm NNW of Finley NSW  
Departure time 1020  
Destination Finley NSW