Aviation safety investigations & reports

Airframe event involving a Cessna Aircraft Company 340A, VH-NBL, Mudgee, Aerodrome, NSW on 10 July 1998

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Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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Prior to landing, the pilot confirmed that the landing gear was down (three greens) on the downwind leg and again on final for landing. Approximately 2 to 3 seconds into the landing roll, the right landing gear collapsed allowing the right propeller, landing light and flaps to contact the runway. After the aircraft came to rest on the grass, the pilot and passengers egressed without injury. Maintenance organisation inspection revealed several anomalies, which were not conducive to the continued proper functioning of the landing gear retraction system. The significant factors determined from the inspection were: 1. A lack of lubrication of the landing gear system. 2. A bush missing from the right main gear outboard drive tube. 3. Main landing gear system was out of rigging.
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General details
Date: 10 July 1998   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 17:10 EST    
State: New South Wales    
Release date: 03 December 1998   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final    

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Cessna Aircraft Company  
Aircraft model 340A  
Aircraft registration VH-NBL  
Sector Piston  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Departure point Melbourne Vic.  
Destination Mudgee NSW