Aviation safety investigations & reports

Beechcraft A36 Bonanza, VH-FEL, Bunbury WA, 20 January 1984

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Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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After about 80 metres of ground roll following a normal touchdown the nose began to drop, followed by the right and left wings, and the aircraft slid to a halt with the gear retracted. No mechanical fault or defect was subsequently found with the aircraft. The weight of available evidence indicated that the pilot had probably inadvertently selected the gear up shortly after touchdown.

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General details
Date: 20 January 1984   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 1740    
Location: Bunbury    
State: Western Australia    
Release date: 16 August 1984   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: None  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Beech Aircraft Corp  
Aircraft model 36  
Aircraft registration VH-FEL  
Type of operation Charter  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Departure point Albany WA  
Departure time 1630  
Destination Bunbury WA  
Last update 01 April 2011