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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 207843
Last updated: 14 November 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic PA44 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-44-180
Registration: VH-KHG
MSN: 44-8095019
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Bendigo Airport (YBDG), Bendigo, VIC -   Australia
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:YBDG
Destination airport:YMNG
Investigating agency: BASI
The exercise for the student was to be an engine failure on take off before the decision speed of 88 knots. On take off the engine was failed at 80 knots. The student re-acted incorrectly and lifted the aircraft off, instead of closing the throttles and rejecting the take off. The instructor took control, closed the throttles and landed the aircraft on the runway. As the aircraft slowed an uncontrollable swing right developed and the aircraft came to a stop to the right of the runway. Inspection of the aircraft showed that the right main gear leg had collapsed. The upper section of the gear leg had split and allowed the lower section to detach. The damage was consistent with a heavy touch down on the right gear leg. An observer reported that the aircraft appeared to descend rapidly to the runway from a height of about 30 feet, touching down on the right gear leg first.


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


Photo of VH-KHG courtesy

Point Cook (YMPC)
30 December 2008; (c) Andrei Bezmylov

Revision history:

19-Mar-2018 08:51 Pineapple Added

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