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Last updated: 6 June 2019
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Date:18-JAN-1997
Time:10:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA34 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-34-200T Seneca
Owner/operator:
Registration: VH-CGS
C/n / msn: 34-7570304
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Murray Bridge Airport (YMBD), Pallamana, SA -   Australia
Phase: Landing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:YMBD
Destination airport:YMBD
Investigating agency: BASI
Narrative:
The pilot reported that he had experienced a landing gear retraction problem with the aircraft in the previous week. The landing gear was checked by a maintenance engineer, however no faults were found. On the day of the occurrence, the pilot decided to fly the aircraft to verify the landing gear operation. After takeoff, the landing gear retracted normally. The pilot continued with the circuit, maintaining separation with an ultralight aircraft also operating in the area. On final approach, the pilot reported having a radio problem which he attempted to rectify while still looking out for the ultralight aircraft. This caused him to become distracted from completing the pre-landing checks and the aircraft was subsequently landed with the landing gear retracted.

Sources:

https://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/investigation_reports/1997/aair/199700196/
https://www.atsb.gov.au/media/4930616/199700196.pdf

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


Images:

Photo of VH-CGS courtesy AirHistory.net


Adelaide - Parafield (YPPF)
10 February 2007; (c) Andrei Bezmylov

Revision history:

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