Aviation safety investigations & reports

Bellanca 8-KCAB, VH-BIK, Coldstream VIC, 30 April 1988

Investigation number:
Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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The pilot had not flown the aircraft type for 2 months. After a period in the training area he approached to land on the 17 strip. The wind was from the south-east at 5 to 10 knots. During the ground roll brake was applied, but the aircraft diverted to the right side of the strip. The pilot corrected for this, but the ensuing left turn tightened and the right maingear collapsed. The aircraft came to rest 480 metres into the strip. It was determined that the gear leg had failed from overload forces. An inspection of the cockpit revealed that the throttle was partly forward, suggesting this may have been a factor in the longer than normal landing run and the problem of directional control of the aircraft. This accident was not the subject of an on scene investigation.

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General details
Date: 30 April 1988   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 1040    
Location: Coldstream    
State: Victoria   Occurrence type: Loss of control  
Release date: 03 August 1988   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: None  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Bellanca Aircraft Corp  
Aircraft model 8  
Aircraft registration VH-BIK  
Serial number 456-78  
Type of operation Private  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Departure point Coldstream VIC  
Departure time 1010  
Destination Coldstream VIC