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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 220058
Last updated: 12 November 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic G115 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Grob - Burkhart Flugzeugbau G115
Registration: VH-TGU
MSN: 8087
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Bankstown Airport (YSBK), Bankstown, NSW -   Australia
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:YSBK
Destination airport:YSBK
Investigating agency: BASI
The student pilot was returning from his first solo trip to the training area where he had been practicing steep turns. He made a straight in approach for Runway 11 Left. The current Terminal Information (ATIS) reported the wind as 060 degrees 10 to 15 knots, crosswind mean 8 maximum 13 knots. As the aircraft touched down it started to drift to the right. The pilot attempted to correct this with rudder and started to apply power. The aircraft ground looped to the left through 45 degrees. The nose leg failed and the propeller contacted the runway. The aircraft came to rest on the grass to the left of Runway 11 Left.


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


Photo of VH-TGU courtesy

Scone (YSCO / NSO)
19 November 2015; (c) Ian McDonell

Revision history:

25-Dec-2018 11:03 Pineapple Added

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