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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 209644
Last updated: 6 December 2019
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Type:Silhouette image of generic PA24 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-24-250 Commanche
Registration: VH-SME
C/n / msn: 24-3552
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Maryborough Airport (YMYB), Maryborough, QLD -   Australia
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:YMYB
Destination airport:YMYB
Investigating agency: BASI
The pilot was demonstrating a short-field landing to his instructor during a Biennial Flight Review. On short final approach, the instructor twice warned the pilot that the landing gear was not down, and when the pilot reached for the throttle, the instructor thought the pilot was about to commence a go-around. Instead, the pilot closed the throttle and the aircraft was landed with the landing gear retracted.


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


Photo of VH-SME courtesy

Adelaide - International (YPAD / ADL)
29 January 1980; (c) David Tanner (via Daniel Tanner)

Revision history:

21-Apr-2018 05:31 Pineapple Added

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