Aviation safety investigations & reports

Cessna 210-K, VH-CHL, Dubbo NSW, 14 April 1987

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Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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The pilot intended to conduct a series of night circuits and landings to maintain currency. On the second circuit, the gear was selected down but failed to fully extend. All attempts to lower the gear were unsuccessful. The aircraft subsequently touched down with the partially extended gear, which collapsed as the aircraft slid to a halt. An inspection of the aircraft revealed that the failure of left maingear hydraulic actuator resulted in the loss of hydraulic fluid and prevented completion of the gear extension cycle.

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General details
Date: 14 April 1987   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 2024    
Location: Dubbo    
State: New South Wales   Occurrence type: Wheels up landing  
Release date: 15 December 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-CHL  
Type of operation Private  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Departure point Dubbo NSW  
Departure time N/K  
Destination Dubbo NSW