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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 219555
Last updated: 1 November 2019
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Date:21-FEB-1989
Time:08:50
Type:Silhouette image of generic BE58 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft 58
Owner/operator:
Registration: VH-BAK
C/n / msn: TH-327
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Palm Island Airport (YPAM), Palm Island, QLD -   Australia
Phase: Landing
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:YBTL
Destination airport:YPAM
Narrative:
Normal landing gear down indications were obtained before landing. When the nose wheel was lowered late in the landing roll, the nose wheel leg collapsed, allowing the nose and propeller blades to contact the ground. The aft rod end fitting on the nose gear actuating rod had failed. The rod was apparently of outdated design. New rods are constructed of thicker gauge metal. This accident was not the subject of an on-site investigation.

Sources:

https://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/investigation_reports/1989/aair/aair198903752/
https://www.atsb.gov.au/media/32383/aair198903752.pdf


Images:

Photo of VH-BAK courtesy AirHistory.net


Adelaide - Parafield (YPPF)
15 January 1982; (c) David Tanner (via Daniel Tanner)

Revision history:

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