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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 204626
Last updated: 1 April 2020
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Date:06-OCT-1989
Time:08:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic BE36 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft A36
Owner/operator:
Registration: VH-WMK
C/n / msn: E-1450
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Lightning Ridge Airport (YLRD), Lightning Ridge, NSW -   Australia
Phase: Landing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:YLRD
Destination airport:YLRD
Narrative:
The front seat passenger accidentally bumped the landing gear selector switch into the 'UP' position as the aircraft was landing at Lightning Ridge, thus retracting the landing gear and causing the aircraft to slide to a halt with its undercarriage touching the runway.

Sources:

https://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/investigation_reports/1989/aair/aair198902579/


Revision history:

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