Aviation safety investigations & reports

Cessna 210L, VH-EJC, Bankstown NSW, 7 August 1984

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Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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On arrival in the destination circuit area the pilot was unable to obtain a safe "down and locked" indication for the landing gear. A diversion to a more suitable aerodrome was carried out and after all efforts to lock the left main gear down were unsuccessful, a safe landing was made with all wheels retracted. Damage was confined to the propeller blades and the under skin of the fuselage. The right main gear would not lock down because the lock mechanism was corroded and dirty. The corrosion and foreign matter prevented the down lock hook from positioning correctly.

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General details
Date: 07 August 1984   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 1548    
Location: Bankstown    
State: New South Wales   Occurrence type: Wheels up landing  
Release date: 20 August 1985   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: None  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Cessna Aircraft Company  
Aircraft model 210  
Aircraft registration VH-EJC  
Type of operation Business  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Departure point Coolangatta QLD  
Departure time 1145 (Aprx)  
Destination Sydney NSW  
Last update 13 May 2014