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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 46447
Last updated: 1 March 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C180 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 180H
Registration: ZK-DBX
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Taieri Ad -   New Zealand
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
The pilot had ascertained that strong winds were present at the destination, and that the wind direction was down a suitable runway. He had experienced similar conditions before and therefore elected to continue. A three-point landing was made with normal landing flap, but the aircraft was caught by a strong gust of wind immediately after touchdown. The left wing lifted up, and the aircraft rolled to the right and then cart-wheeled about the nose, coming to rest inverted. The engine was ripped completely free from the fire-wall. The mainplane was skewed on the cabin and nearly all airframe panels substantially buckled. Although the aircraft was damaged beyond economical repair, the pilot escaped with no injury, largely because a helmet was worn. The primary cause of the accident was strong crosswind gust at a time when the aircraft was effectively stalled. Although very experienced on the type, the pilot's choice of landing flap and technique were probably also factors.


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04-Nov-2008 10:35 ASN archive Added

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