ASN logo
ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 181958
Last updated: 6 December 2019
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:03-MAR-1989
Time:14:20
Type:Silhouette image of generic C404 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 404 Titan
Owner/operator:Nile Safari Aviation
Registration: ST-AWD
C/n / msn: 404-0823
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:London Stansted (STN), Essex -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Test
Departure airport:Stansted Airport (STN/EGSS)
Destination airport:Stansted Airport (STN/EGSS)
Narrative:
Right hand landing gear collapsed on landing at the end of a post maintenance test flight. During the test flight, the undercarriage was "cycled" (that is, raised and lowered) several times. When the landing gear was lowered for final approach, the right landing gear gave a false reading of being DOWN AND LOCKED. It was down, but NOT locked, hence it collapsed on landing.

Sources:

https://assets.digital.cabinet-office.gov.uk/media/5422ed83ed915d1374000193/Cessna_404_titan__ST-AWD_05-89.pdf


Images:

Photo of ST-AWD courtesy AirHistory.net


Cranfield (EGTC)
July 1988; (c) Malcolm Clarke

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
04-Dec-2015 11:04 JINX Added
27-Jan-2016 13:08 Dr.John Smith Updated [Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
18-Mar-2017 09:06 TB Updated [Location, Source, Embed code, Damage, Narrative]

Corrections or additions? ... Edit this accident description