Aviation safety investigations & reports

Piper PA28-R200, VH-CEB, Nowra NSW, 15 October 1990

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Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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The aircraft was making a landing approach to runway 03. The pilot reported that the left main gear was indicating an unsafe condition and carried out an overshoot. System checks were carried out without success. An attempt was made to extend the landing gear with the emergency extension system but the left main gear continued to indicate an unsafe condition. Two fly-pasts were carried out and the Tower reported the landing gear appeared to be extended normally. With the airport emergency services standing by the aircraft made a normal approach. Shortly after touchdown the left gear collapsed resulting in the aircraft slewing left and departing the runway. The pilot reported that a subsequent examination revealed low hydraulic system pressure may have been a factor in the failure of the landing gear to extend normally.

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General details
Date: 15 October 1990   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 1308    
Location   (show map): Nowra    
State: New South Wales   Occurrence type: Wheels up landing  
Release date: 22 November 1990   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: None  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Piper Aircraft Corp  
Aircraft model PA-28  
Aircraft registration VH-CEB  
Serial number 28R-35008  
Type of operation Private  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Departure point Williamtown NSW  
Departure time N/K  
Destination Nowra NSW