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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 210741
Last updated: 15 June 2020
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Date:14-OCT-1997
Time:13:15
Type:Silhouette image of generic G115 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Grob G-115C2
Owner/operator:
Registration: VH-ZTN
C/n / msn: 82077/C2
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Jandakot Airport (YPJT), Jandakot, WA -   Australia
Phase: Taxi
Nature:Training
Departure airport:YPJT
Destination airport:YPJT
Investigating agency: BASI
Narrative:
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.

Sources:

https://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/investigation_reports/1997/aair/199703383/
https://www.atsb.gov.au/media/4931210/199703383.pdf

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


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
11-May-2018 17:11 Pineapple Added
12-May-2018 10:04 Pineapple Updated [Damage]

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