Aviation safety investigations & reports

Cessna 210L, VH-KWW, Kalgoorlie WA, 28 June 1984

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Status: Completed
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When the pilot selected the gear up after take-off, the retraction cycle took longer than normal. The gear was selected down prior to the next landing and although the gear up light extinguished the gear motor did not operate and the gear down light did not illuminate. Attempts to lower the gear using the manual system were unsuccessful and the aircraft was diverted to a more suitable airfield. During the subsequent landing roll the main gear, which was only partially extended, collapsed. Although the pilot was experienced on the aircraft type and carried out a trouble check of the gear system, he did not reset the hydraulic pump circuit breaker, which had tripped. The circuit breaker had probably tripped during the retraction cycle after the previous take-off. The reason the manual extension did not operate could not be determined.

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General details
Date: 28 June 1984   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 1410    
Location: Kalgoorlie    
State: Western Australia   Occurrence type: Wheels up landing  
Release date: 21 March 1986   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-KWW  
Type of operation Private  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Departure point Orleans Farm,  
Departure time 1020 100km East of Esperance WA  
Destination Esperance WA  
Last update 13 May 2014