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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 219466
Last updated: 7 August 2020
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Date:28-JAN-1989
Time:10:12
Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 172N
Owner/operator:
Registration: VH-WSA
C/n / msn: 17269299
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Camden Airport (YSCN), Cobbitty, NSW -   Australia
Phase: Take off
Nature:Training
Departure airport:YSCN
Destination airport:YSCN
Narrative:
The pilot had completed one circuit involving a touch-and-go landing. As power was applied for the takeoff phase of the second touch-and-go, the aircraft swerved to the left with the left main landing gear clear of the ground. The pilot was able to arrest the left swing but the aircraft continued to track beyond the confines of the flight strip. After impacting a fence post and two drains, the nose and left main gears were dislodged and the left wing impacted the ground. The investigation revealed that the pilot had used an incorrect crosswind control technique and failed to maintain directional control of the aircraft during the ground roll. The pilot delayed abandoning the take off phase of the touch and go sequence. The position at which the power was reduced and the take off abandoned could not be determined. There were no pre-existing defects with the aircraft which could have contributed to the accident. This accident was not the subject of an on-site investigation.

Sources:

https://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/investigation_reports/1989/aair/aair198902536/
https://www.atsb.gov.au/media/30605/aair198902536.pdf


Images:

Photo of VH-WSA courtesy AirHistory.net


Archerfield (YBAF)
26 October 2018; (c) Ian McDonell

Revision history:

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