Aviation safety investigations & reports

Beech 35-C33 Bonanza, VH-DHB, Lawn Hill QLD, 1 August 1987

Investigation number:
Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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The pilot had hired the aircraft for an extended period. When it was returned for a periodic inspection, substantial damage was discovered in the area of the right landing gear and the right wing. Investigation revealed that the damage had occurred when the right wheel had struck an anthill during a landing roll at Lawn Hill. The accident had not been reported, and a replacement landing gear leg had been fitted by the pilot and another person, neither of whom was a licensed engineers.

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General details
Date: 01 August 1987   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: A.M. Hours    
Location: Lawn Hill    
State: Queensland    
Release date: 24 March 1988   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: None  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Beech Aircraft Corp  
Aircraft model 35  
Aircraft registration VH-DHB  
Serial number CD-816  
Type of operation Private  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Departure point Riversleigh QLD  
Departure time N/A  
Destination Lawn Hill QLD