Aviation safety investigations & reports

Cessna 210-M, VH-TYM, Barcaldine QLD, 3 February 1989

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Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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The aircraft was operating a freight carrying flight from Alpha to Barcaldine. Weather conditions at the destination were such that it was necessary for the pilot to conduct an instrument approach. He reported that he elected to leave the extension of the landing gear until after the completion of the approach. He further stated that he completed the prelanding checks but does not recall observing the gear position indicator lights. The aircraft was subsequently landed on runway 01 with the landing gear retracted. An inspection of the aircraft did not reveal any fault with the landing gear system that could have contributed to the occurrence. The pilot believes that he was distracted during the approach and landing sequence by the operation of the radio and the need, because of a 20 knot crosswind on runway 01, to decide on which runway to land. This accident was not the subject of an on-site investigation.

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General details
Date: 03 February 1989   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 910    
Location: Barcaldine    
State: Queensland   Occurrence type: Wheels up landing  
Release date: 16 March 1989   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: None  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Cessna Aircraft Company  
Aircraft model 210  
Aircraft registration VH-TYM  
Serial number 21061786  
Type of operation Charter  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Departure point Alpha QLD  
Departure time N/K  
Destination Barcaldine QLD