Aviation occurrence briefs

Landing gear incident involving Raytheon Hawker 850XP, Gladstone Airport, Qld, on 18 January 2018

Status: Completed
Investigation completed


Occurrence Briefs are concise reports that detail the facts surrounding a transport safety occurrence, as received in the initial notification and any follow-up enquiries. They provide an opportunity to share safety messages in the absence of an investigation.

What happened

On 18 January 2018, the pilot of a Raytheon Hawker 850XP was conducting a check and training exercise from Bundaberg, Queensland (Qld) with three crew on board.

The aircraft arrived at Gladstone airport, Qld at about 1140 Eastern Standard Time (EST). Part of the exercise involved the practice of a one engine inoperative approach and landing in which the pilot inadvertently applied the right hand (RH) brakes causing both RH tyres to lock up and the anti-skid to cease functioning. The aircraft came to a stop and the pilot slowly taxied the aircraft clear of the runway. The anti-skid on this aeroplane does not have locked wheel protection.

The post-flight inspection revealed both RH main landing gear tyres deflated.

Safety action

As a result of this incident, the operator advises that the pilot was debriefed and has since completed simulator training in the Hawker recurrent simulator.

About this report

Decisions regarding whether to conduct an investigation, and the scope of an investigation, are based on many factors, including the level of safety benefit likely to be obtained from an investigation. For this occurrence, no investigation has been conducted and the ATSB did not verify the accuracy of the information. A brief description has been written using information supplied in the notification and any follow-up information in order to produce a short summary report, and allow for greater industry awareness of potential safety issues and possible safety actions.



General details
Date: 18 January 2018   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 1142 EST    
Location   (show map): Gladstone    
State: Queensland    
Release Date: 16 May 2018   Occurrence category: Incident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: None  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Raytheon Aircraft Company  
Aircraft model Hawker 850XP  
Type of operation Flying Training  
Sector Jet  
Damage to aircraft Minor  
Last update 04 June 2018