Aviation safety investigations & reports

Wheels up landing involving a Piper Aircraft Corp PA-28R-201, VH-JRX, Bankstown, NSW on 3 February 1993

Investigation number:
Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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The purpose of the flight was to complete the training for an aircraft endorsement. Two circuits were flown after the initial take-off, during which all radio communication equipment progressively failed. No alternator failure light was observed. When the landing gear was finally selected down neither the instructor or the trainee could determine if the landing gear had correctly extended. They assumed it had extended however as the landing gear warning horn did not sound when the throttle was retarded. The aircraft subsequently landed with the landing gear retracted. No fault could be found with the landing gear or radio systems after the accident. The reason for the apparent loss of electrical power could not be established.
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General details
Date: 03 February 1993   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 13:51 ESuT    
State: New South Wales   Occurrence type: Wheels up landing  
Release date: 09 July 1993   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final    

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Piper Aircraft Corp  
Aircraft model PA-28R-201  
Aircraft registration VH-JRX  
Sector Piston  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Departure point Bankstown NSW  
Destination Bankstown NSW