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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 217040
Last updated: 14 October 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic BE76 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft 76
Registration: VH-BCJ
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Wagga Wagga Airport (YSWG), Forest Hill, NSW -   Australia
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:YWWL
Destination airport:YNAR
Investigating agency: BASI
When the pilot arrived at his planned destination, he was unable to obtain a down and locked indication for the nose wheel. Both normal and emergency means of lowering the gear were employed, but without success. A diversion was made to a more suitable aerodrome, where a safe landing was made with the nose gear retracted. It was determined that the hinge on the left door of the nose gear assembly had seized because of corrosion. On the previous retraction, the door linkages had been forced out of position in such a manner that the gear doors were jammed closed. All required maintenance and inspections had been certified as being completed, and it was not possible to determine how the hinge had become corroded.


Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: BASI
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

01-Nov-2018 13:04 Pineapple Added

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