Aviation safety investigations & reports

Beech 58, VH-BAK, Palm Island QLD, 21 February 1989

Investigation number:
Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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Normal landing gear down indications were obtained before landing. When the nosewheel was lowered late in the landing roll, the nosewheel leg collapsed, allowing the nose and propeller blades to contact the ground. The aft rod end fitting on the nose gear actuating rod had failed. The rod was apparently of outdated design. New rods are constructed of thicker gauge metal. This accident was not the subject of an on-site investigation.

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General details
Date: 21 February 1989   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 850    
Location: Palm Island    
State: Queensland    
Release date: 11 April 1989   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: None  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Beech Aircraft Corp  
Aircraft model 58  
Aircraft registration VH-BAK  
Serial number TH-327  
Type of operation Charter  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Departure point Townsville QLD  
Departure time N/K  
Destination Palm Island QLD