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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 216842
Last updated: 16 September 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C185 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna A185E
Registration: VH-KPF
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Meekatharra Airport (YMEK), Meekatharra, WA -   Australia
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:YPJT
Destination airport:YMEK
Investigating agency: BASI
When the pilot arrived at the destination, he noted that the wind direction indicator showed apparently calm conditions. Almost immediately after touchdown the aircraft began to swing to the right. Attempts to correct the swing were unsuccessful and the left gear leg collapsed. After vacating the aircraft the pilot noticed that there had been a quartering tailwind of about 10 knots during the landing. The pilot was inexperienced on the operation of tailwheel type aircraft, this being his first flight on such a type following a two hour endorsement. This accident was not the subject of an on-site investigation.


Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: BASI
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

29-Oct-2018 11:55 Pineapple Added

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