Aviation safety investigations & reports

Cessna 404, VH-ANM, Peppimenarti NT, 9 November 1987

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Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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After landing, the aircraft was backtracking along the runway when the nosegear collapsed. The pilot reported that at the time of the collapse the aircraft was moving at about 4 knots as it was slowed to take the turn into the apron. The nosewheel had become completely detached, allowing the oleo forks to contact the ground. A nosewheel bearing had seized from lack of lubrication. This had caused the axle to spin in its oleo support eyes. One support eye had failed because of the heat generated, and the other failed in overload, allowing the nosewheel to detach.

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General details
Date: 09 November 1987   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 1538    
Location: Peppimenarti    
State: Northern Territory    
Release date: 03 March 1988   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: None  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Cessna Aircraft Company  
Aircraft model 404  
Aircraft registration VH-ANM  
Serial number 404-0010  
Type of operation Charter  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Departure point Darwin NT  
Departure time 1440  
Destination Peppimenarti NT