Aviation safety investigations & reports

Airframe event involving a Piper Aircraft Corp PA-23-250, VH-PFD, Horn Island, Aerodrome, QLD on 24 July 1998

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Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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The pilot reported that before landing he had obtained the appropriate cockpit indications that the landing gear was locked down. However, the nose gear collapsed during the landing roll. The main landing gear also collapsed after the aircraft had been inspected and was being moved. Subsequent examination and testing of the landing gear system failed to identify any fault.
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General details
Date: 24 July 1998   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 15:45 EST    
State: Queensland    
Release date: 07 September 1998   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final    

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Piper Aircraft Corp  
Aircraft model PA-23-250  
Aircraft registration VH-PFD  
Sector Piston  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Departure point Kubin Qld  
Destination Horn Island Qld