Aviation safety investigations & reports

Cessna 172-N, VH-TST, Tyabb Airfield VIC, 14 January 1991

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Status: Completed
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After one circuit and full stop landing, the pilot taxied again for runway 17 with the intention of a local flight. On the taxiway, near the aircraft parking area, a grader and a road roller were working. The pilot was fully aware of the works in progress. Nearing the grader, the pilot veered the aircraft to the left on to the grass between the taxiway and the runway. There was plenty of room. The aircraft passed the grader and continued north on the grass beside the taxiway. While taxiing at about five knots, the outboard section of the leading edge of the right wing contacted the roller's air filter. The roller was moving slowly south at the time. There were no obstructions to visibility. The pilot had misjudged the clearance between the wing and the roller.

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General details
Date: 14 January 1991   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 945    
Location   (show map): Tyabb Airfield    
State: Victoria    
Release date: 15 May 1991   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: None  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Cessna Aircraft Company  
Aircraft model 172  
Aircraft registration VH-TST  
Serial number 17273250  
Type of operation Private  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Departure point Tyabb VIC  
Departure time 0938  
Destination Tyabb VIC  
Last update 13 May 2014