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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 208601
Last updated: 29 August 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C180 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 180K
Registration: VH-SAA
MSN: 18053022
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Norwa Airport (YSNW), Nowra, NSW -   Australia
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:YSNW
Destination airport:YMRY
Investigating agency: BASI
During the takeoff roll, the pilot's seat unexpectedly slid fully back from its adjustment. Although the pilot was now unable to maintain directional control with use of the rudder pedals, he was still able to close the throttle and abort the takeoff. The aircraft subsequently ground-looped to the left, collapsing the right landing gear before coming to rest on the side of the runway.


Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: BASI
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report
Other occurrences involving this aircraft

9 Mar 1990 VH-SAA 0 18km SW of Moree, NSW sub

Revision history:

02-Apr-2018 06:50 Pineapple Added

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