Aviation safety investigations & reports

Cessna A185-E, VH-FLU, Leigh Creek SA, 6 May 1988

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Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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During the landing at Leigh Creek the left main gear leg folded back. Investigation found that a bolt had withdrawn from the front of the left main gear attachment fitting, and its retaining nut was missing. The condition of the bolt thread suggested that the nut had been missing for some time. How the nut came to be missing was not determined.

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General details
Date: 06 May 1988   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 1351    
Location: Leigh Creek    
State: South Australia    
Release date: 24 June 1988   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: None  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Cessna Aircraft Company  
Aircraft model 185  
Aircraft registration VH-FLU  
Serial number 185-1315  
Type of operation Private  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Departure point Mildura VIC  
Departure time 1116  
Destination Leigh Creek SA