Investigation number
199101646
Occurrence date
Location
Parkes
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

Shortly after touching down on runway 22, the aircraft was affected by a localised whirlwind. Despite corrective action, the pilot was unable to prevent the aircraft from entering a groundloop. The left mainwheel ran off the sealed surface causing the aircraft to yaw sharply, resulting in substantial damage to the tail section.

Aircraft Details
Departure point
Griffith NSW
Destination
Parkes NSW
Model
188
Serial number
T18803850
Registration
VH-WBU
Operation type
Private
Damage
Substantial
Manufacturer
Cessna Aircraft Company
Departure time
810