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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 217165
Last updated: 12 February 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
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Herberton, QLD -   Australia
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Innisfail, QLD
Destination airport:Herberton, QLD
Investigating agency: BASI
Shortly after touchdown the nose wheel struck a 20 centimetre high anthill. The downlock latch on the nose gear was broken and when the nose wheel entered a slight depression, some 145 metres further along the ground roll, the nose gear collapsed. The pilot had overflown the strip during the approach. However, due to the height of the grass on the strip the anthill would have been difficult to sight from the air.


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

Revision history:

03-Nov-2018 11:08 Pineapple Added

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