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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 217466
Last updated: 15 June 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic BE58 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft 58
Registration: VH-PBU
C/n / msn: TH-407
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Bankstown Airport (YSBK), Bankstown, NSW -   Australia
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:YSBK
Destination airport:YSBK
Investigating agency: BASI
The pilot had completed an endorsement on the aircraft type two days previously, and intended to carry out a series of circuits with touch-and-go landings to consolidate his training. During the landing roll following the first touchdown, the pilot inadvertently retracted the landing gear when he attempted to raise the flaps. The aircraft slid to a halt on the runway. The instructor who had carried out the endorsement training was not aware that it was company policy to prohibit the conduct of touch-and-go landings for solo operations in retractable gear aircraft. He had therefore not briefed the pilot on this matter. The pilot stated that during his circuit training in the aircraft, which consisted of a series of touch-and-go landings, the instructor had raised the flaps after each touchdown. The pilot had only limited exposure to retractable landing gear aircraft types with the gear and flap controls laid out in a similar fashion to this particular aircraft.


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


Photo of VH-PBU courtesy

Alice Springs (YBAS / ASP)
28 January 1983; (c) William Gray (via David Carter)

Revision history:

09-Nov-2018 14:21 Pineapple Added

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