Aviation safety investigations & reports

Fokker F27/400 VH-FNU, Bundaberg Airport Queensland, 11 November 1976

Investigation number:
Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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The aircraft arrived at Bundaberg on 10 November 1976 and remained overnight. The ground safety locks were fitted by the Captain to all three landing gear units. He experienced some difficulty in fitting the nose landing gear ground safety lock but was eventually satisfied that it was correctly installed. On the following morning the main landing gear ground safety locks were removed before flight but the ground safety lock fitted to the nose landing gear was overlooked and remained in situ.
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General details
Date: 11 November 1976   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 0758 EST    
Location: Bundaberg Airport    
State: Queensland   Occurrence type: Wheels up landing  
Release date: 23 March 1978    
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: None  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Fokker B.V.  
Aircraft model F27  
Aircraft registration VH-FNU  
Type of operation Air Transport High Capacity  
Damage to aircraft Minor  
Departure point Bundaberg Qld.  
Departure time 0752  
Destination Maryborough Qld.  
Crew details
Role Class of licence Hours on type Hours total
Pilot-in-Command ATPL 1st Class 7532 24199
Co-Pilot/1st Officer ATPL 2nd Class 690 3476
Last update 10 June 2014