Incident Piper PA-44-180 Seminole VH-KHG,
ASN logo
ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 207843
This information is added by users of ASN. Neither ASN nor the Flight Safety Foundation are responsible for the completeness or correctness of this information. If you feel this information is incomplete or incorrect, you can submit corrected information.

Date:Thursday 10 March 1994
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA44 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Piper PA-44-180 Seminole
Registration: VH-KHG
MSN: 44-8095019
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Bendigo Airport (YBDG), Bendigo, VIC -   Australia
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:YBDG
Destination airport:YMNG
Investigating agency: BASI
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
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
Report number: 
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

19-Mar-2018 08:51 Pineapple Added
17-Nov-2022 15:59 Ron Averes Updated [Aircraft type]

Corrections or additions? ... Edit this accident description

The Aviation Safety Network is an exclusive service provided by:
Quick Links:

CONNECT WITH US: FSF on social media FSF Facebook FSF Twitter FSF Youtube FSF LinkedIn FSF Instagram

©2023 Flight Safety Foundation

1920 Ballenger Av, 4th Fl.
Alexandria, Virginia 22314