Investigation number
196904716
Occurrence date
Location
Perth
Report release date
Report status
Final
Investigation type
Occurrence Investigation
Investigation status
Completed
Occurrence category
Accident
Highest injury level
None

In the traffic circuit at Rottnest Island the landing gear was lowered but cockpit indicators showed the
starboard undercarriage to be unlocked. The aircraft returned to Perth where an aerial inspection from
another aircraft showed that, when cycling the landing gear, the port and nose undercarriages retracted
and extended but the starboard undercarriage remained stationary almost fully extended but not locked
down. Operation of the emergency, manual landing gear extension system was ineffective in locking down
the starboard undercarriage. The aircraft was landed at Perth Airport with 15 of flap extended. The
aircraft was gently braked and engines closed down. As the aircraft stopped,the starboard undercarriage
collapsed and the aircraft subsided on to the starboard wing tip, flaps and one blade of the starboard
propeller.

Aircraft Details
Departure point
Perth
Destination
Rottnest Island
Model
65
Registration
VH-CFD
Operation type
Charter
Damage
Substantial
Manufacturer
Beech Aircraft Corp
Departure time
1605