Aviation safety investigations & reports

Cessna 210-M, VH-IDZ, Caloundra QLD, 24 February 1986

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Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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The aircraft touched down, in a three point attitude, just short of the sealed runway and bounced. The pilot applied power and the aircraft was landed, mainwheels first, on the runway. Towards the end of the landing roll, as the nose of the aircraft was lowered, the propeller contacted the runway and the aircraft came to rest with the nosewheel pushed back against the gear doors. Pieces of metal from the nosegear landing assembly were found along the runway. No evidence was found of any pre-existing defect in the nosewheel mechanism. At the point of touchdown the nosewheel struck the five centimetre high lip at the end of the sealed runway. This impact broke the bearing end of the nosegear retraction assembly actuator which resulted in the nosegear collapsing.

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General details
Date: 24 February 1986   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 1000    
Location: Caloundra    
State: Queensland    
Release date: 05 May 1987   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-IDZ  
Type of operation Private  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Departure point Brisbane QLD  
Departure time 930  
Destination Caloundra QLD