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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 207115
Last updated: 14 January 2022
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Date:16-MAY-1993
Time:11:00
Type:Auster J5G/A2
Owner/operator:
Registration: VH-KCG
MSN: 3188
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Gingin Airport (YGIG), Yeal, WA -   Australia
Phase: Landing
Nature:Banner and glider towing
Departure airport:YGIG
Destination airport:YGIG
Investigating agency: BASI
Narrative:
The aircraft was landing following a glider towing operation with the towrope still attached. The towrope caught a strip light at the side of the runway and both the tail wheel actuating springs were detached. The aircraft yawed sharply to the left, but the pilot regained control. It then yawed sharply to the right in which the pilot was forced to ground-loop to avoid hitting a group of people nearby.

Sources:

https://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/investigation_reports/1993/aair/199301369/
https://www.atsb.gov.au/media/5227285/199301369.pdf

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


Images:

Photo of VH-KCG courtesy AirHistory.net


Perth - Langley Park (YPLP) (closed)
28 February 1987; (c) Geoff Goodall (via David Carter)

Revision history:

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