Aviation safety investigations & reports

Cessna C210, VH-SIK, Belmont NSW, 23 July 1990

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Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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The pilot reported he was unable to extend the flaps during his prelanding checks, despite several attempts. Turning onto base, the pilot noticed a commuter aircraft about to taxi to the active runway and decided to carry out a flapless landing. As power was reduced, during the turn onto final approach, an aural warning sounded. Thinking it was the stall warning, he increased power and the warning ceased. The approach was continued until power reduction at the flare when the warning again sounded as the aircraft settled onto the runway with the landing gear still retracted. The pilot stated that he failed to complete his prelanding checks and extend the landing gear after the flap failure. He also incorrectly identified the landing gear warning as the stall warning.

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General details
Date: 23 July 1990   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 1645    
Location: Belmont    
State: New South Wales   Occurrence type: Wheels up landing  
Release date: 28 May 1991   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-SIK  
Serial number 21059413  
Type of operation Private  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Departure point Maitland NSW  
Departure time 1630  
Destination Belmont NSW