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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 210090
Last updated: 16 November 2019
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Date:09-DEC-1996
Time:11:20
Type:Silhouette image of generic BE23 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft C23
Owner/operator:
Registration: VH-BET
C/n / msn: M-2072
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Hoxton Park Airport (YHOX), Hoxton Park, NSW -   Australia
Phase: Landing
Nature:Training
Departure airport:YHOX
Destination airport:YHOX
Investigating agency: BASI
Narrative:
The aircraft was flared normally, but was not held off. It descended onto the runway in a level attitude and touched down on all three wheels simultaneously. The nose continued to lower onto the runway until the propeller struck the ground. The operator subsequently reported that the lugs on the nose gear upper housing, which retain the hinge pin for the lower fork assembly, had failed. The nose wheel, complete with its fork assembly, had separated from the nose leg.

Sources:

https://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/investigation_reports/1996/aair/199604027/
https://www.atsb.gov.au/media/4932423/199604027.pdf

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


Images:

Photo of VH-BET courtesy AirHistory.net


Sydney - Hoxton Park (YHOX) (closed)
May 1983; (c) David Carter

Revision history:

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29-Apr-2018 07:02 Pineapple Added

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