The ATSB is investigating a landing gear wheel failure involving a Saab 340, VH-ZLX, Adelaide Airport, South Australia on 20 August 2019.
During taxi, the outer wheel on the left main landing gear fractured, with a piece of the wheel rim being left on the apron at Adelaide. After landing at Port Lincoln, the crew observed that the left outer tyre had deflated and detected the wheel damage.
As part of the investigation, the ATSB will examine components from the aircraft, obtain aircraft maintenance and inspection records, and gather additional information.
A report will be released at the conclusion of the investigation.
Should a critical safety issue be identified during the course of the investigation, the ATSB will immediately notify relevant parties so appropriate action can be taken.
|Date:||20 August 2019||Investigation status:||Active|
|Time:||1935 CST||Investigation level:||Short - click for an explanation of investigation levels|
|Location:||Adelaide Airport||Investigation phase:||Final report: Internal review|
|State:||South Australia||Occurrence type:||Landing gear/indication|
|Report status:||Pending||Highest injury level:||None|
|Anticipated completion:||2nd Quarter 2020|
|Aircraft manufacturer||Saab Aircraft Co.|
|Type of operation||Air Transport Low Capacity|
|Damage to aircraft||Minor|
|Departure point||Adelaide, South Australia|
|Destination||Port Lincoln, South Australia|