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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 219072
Last updated: 18 November 2021
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Date:28-SEP-1988
Time:09:10
Type:Blanik L13
Owner/operator:
Registration: VH-GAQ
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Northam Airport (YNTM), Northam, WA -   Australia
Phase: Take off
Nature:Private
Departure airport:YNTM
Destination airport:YNTM
Investigating agency: BASI
Narrative:
The aircraft was attempting a take off from Northam Airfield at the time of the accident. The student pilot was flying the aircraft and another student was acting as wingtip walker. The wingtip walker inadvertently held the left wing up against aileron control input from the pilot. When the wingtip walker released the wing, the aircraft rolled rapidly to the left. The wingtip, which was fitted with a combination metal tie-down point and skid, collided with the ground, the skid dug in and the aircraft ground-looped. This accident was not the subject of an on-site investigation.

Sources:

https://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/investigation_reports/1988/aair/aair198800134/
https://www.atsb.gov.au/media/31453/aair198800134.pdf

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


Revision history:

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