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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 208123
Last updated: 15 June 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic P28R model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-28R-200 Arrow
Registration: VH-RSU
C/n / msn: 28R-7135006
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:4km W of Mt Macedon, VIC -   Australia
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:YKTN
Destination airport:YMMB
Investigating agency: BASI
The student pilot was conducting a dual practice forced landing onto an airfield during strong, gusty conditions. It was the instructor's intention to allow the student to continue the landing at a low height for realism. The student pilot inadvertently left the landing gear retracted and the pilot missed the oversight. On short final approach, the aircraft encountered windshear and the instructor was late in nominating the go-around. The aircraft came to rest on the ground with the landing gear retracted.


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


Photo of VH-RSU courtesy

Adelaide - Parafield (YPPF)
19 January 1989; (c) David Tanner (via Daniel Tanner)

Revision history:

24-Mar-2018 08:04 Pineapple Added

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