Aviation safety investigations & reports

Beech A36, VH-WMK, Lightning Ridge NSW, 6 October 1989

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Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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The aircraft was involved in local flying. On the final landing and during touchdown, the landing gear collapsed and the aircraft slid to rest on the runway. The pilot advised that the landing gear selector switch had been accidentally bumped to the`UP' position by the knee of the front seat passenger. Inspection of the landing gear selector switch revealed that the plastic identification knob had been screwed too far onto the switch arm. This rendered the locking function of the switch ineffective.

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General details
Date: 06 October 1989   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 830    
Location: Lightning Ridge    
State: New South Wales   Occurrence type: Wheels up landing  
Release date: 24 April 1990   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: None  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Beech Aircraft Corp  
Aircraft model 36  
Aircraft registration VH-WMK  
Serial number E-1450  
Type of operation Private  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Departure point Lightning Ridge NSW  
Departure time N/K  
Destination Lightning Ridge NSW