Aviation safety investigations & reports

Hard landing involving a Pitts Aviation Enterprises S-2A, VH-KIT, Newcastle Waters Station, NT on 21 January 1993

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Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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The aircraft was landed heavily resulting in the separation of the right hand brake caliper. The pilot lost directional control of the aircraft and it veered off the runway and groundlooped, causing damage to the ailerons, wingtips and the interplane struts.
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General details
Date: 21 January 1993   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 13:40 CST    
State: Northern Territory   Occurrence type: Hard landing  
Release date: 09 August 1994   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final    

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Pitts Aviation Enterprises  
Aircraft model S-2A  
Aircraft registration VH-KIT  
Sector Piston  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Departure point Tindal NT  
Destination Newcastle Waters NT