Aviation safety investigations & reports

Wheels up landing involving a Cessna Aircraft Company 206, VH-CVR, Thorpdale, (ALA), VIC on 8 November 1997

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Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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The pilot of a Cessna 206 reported hearing an unusual noise as the nose wheel was lowered during the landing sequence. As a precaution, he increased back-pressure on the control column to keep the nose wheel off the ground for as long as possible during the landing roll. However, the nose wheel assembly subsequently collapsed, resulting in substantial damage to the propeller and engine cowling. An inspection of the failed nose gear assembly by a LAME revealed no pre-existing defect with the unit. This occurrence was not investigated by BASI. No reason was given for the failure of the landing gear.
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General details
Date: 08 November 1997   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 16:00 ESuT    
State: Victoria   Occurrence type: Wheels up landing  
Release date: 03 April 1998   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final    

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Cessna Aircraft Company  
Aircraft model 206  
Aircraft registration VH-CVR  
Sector Piston  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Departure point Thorpdale Vic.  
Destination Thorpdale Vic.