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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 212894
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C77R model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 177RG Cardinal RG
Registration: VH-IRO
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:70km NW of Kingston, SA -   Australia
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:YPPF
Destination airport:YRBE
Investigating agency: BASI
Confidence Rating:
During cruise at about 1000 feet above ground level the engine began to run roughly and the pilot observed falling oil pressure indications. A severe engine vibration then developed and the pilot, after selecting a suitable forced landing area, shut down the engine. He delayed lowering the landing gear until he was satisfied that the selected area had a firm surface. The gear was selected down on very late final, but only the nose gear had time to become partially extended before touchdown. Lack of sufficient tension of a nut securing a conrod bolt of Number 1 cylinder allowed the conrod bearing cap to loosen causing loss of oil pressure and subsequent engine failure.


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

Revision history:

05-Jul-2018 13:06 Pineapple Added

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