Aviation safety investigations & reports

Cessna 404, VH-ANM, Darwin NT, 30 July 1988

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Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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At his destination, the pilot reported a gear malfunction and use of the emergency gear extension system was unsuccessful. The pilot returned to Darwin and carried out a wheels up landing. Investigation revealed that the left hand nose steering cable had worn through the hydraulic gear extend line. This cable had been routed too close to the hydraulic line during the repair of damage from a prior occurrence.

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General details
Date: 30 July 1988   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 1003    
Location: Darwin    
State: Northern Territory   Occurrence type: Wheels up landing  
Release date: 26 October 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 4040010  
Type of operation Charter  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Departure point Darwin NT  
Departure time 0809  
Destination Smith Pt NT