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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 210672
Last updated: 21 February 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 172M
Registration: VH-WYJ
C/n / msn: 17266471
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Aldinga Airfield (YADG), Aldinga, SA -   Australia
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:YADG
Destination airport:YADG
Investigating agency: BASI
The student pilot was conducting circuit training at Aldinga when the weather began to deteriorate and elected to discontinue the training. He conducted a normal crosswind landing. However, he later reported that when the aircraft's speed was down to about 30 knots, he relaxed too soon and did not maintain enough aileron pressure to keep the upwind wing down. A strong wind gust then swung the aircraft around to the left. The pilot was unable to correct the movement quickly enough and the right wingtip struck the ground. The aircraft then nosed over and came to rest inverted.


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

23 Jan 1988 VH-WYJ 0 West Sister Island, TAS sub
19 Feb 1995 VH-WYJ 0 Aldinga Airfield (YADG), Aldinga, SA sub


Photo of VH-WYJ courtesy

Aldinga (YADG)
18 November 2006; (c) Andrei Bezmylov

Revision history:

09-May-2018 08:23 Pineapple Added

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