Aviation safety investigations & reports

Collision on ground involving a Grob - Burkhart Flugzeugbau G-115C2, VH-ZTN, Jandakot, Aerodrome, WA on 14 October 1997

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Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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The aircraft had been parked in a recently opened grass parking bay. Whilst the aircraft was taxiing from the parking area onto a taxiway, the aircraft's left main landing gear wheel sank in soft sand on an unmarked irrigation outlet. The metal plate covering the outlet was not supported on one side. The wheel ran onto the unsupported side of the plate, causing it to flick up and puncture the underside of the wing and fuel tank. Exit routes from the parking area were not marked and the path taken by the pilot was not normally used. Local Safety Action The airport authorities are intending to clearly mark parking area entry and exit routes.
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General details
Date: 14 October 1997   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 13:15 WST    
State: Western Australia    
Release date: 04 November 1997   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final    

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Grob - Burkhart Flugzeugbau  
Aircraft model G-115C2  
Aircraft registration VH-ZTN  
Sector Piston  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Departure point Jandakot WA  
Destination Jandakot WA