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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 215884
Last updated: 7 December 2019
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Date:10-JUN-1986
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic AEST model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-60-600
Owner/operator:
Registration: VH-WRV
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Bankstown Airport (YSBK), Bankstown, NSW -   Australia
Phase: Landing
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:YORG
Destination airport:YSBK
Investigating agency: BASI
Narrative:
As the pilot approached his destination he was advised that he was number three in the landing sequence. A visual, straight-in approach was made in clear, dark conditions. After receiving a landing clearance a normal flare was made, and it was not until the aircraft settled onto the runway surface that the pilot realised that the gear was retracted. At the end of the landing slide, the pilot turned off the master electrical switch and vacated the aircraft. He had made no attempt to alert the Control Tower to the fact that the aircraft was disabled on the runway. The controller, not seeing any lights indicating that the runway was obstructed, cleared a waiting Cessna 172 for takeoff. Only prompt action by the instructor in this aircraft prevented a collision with the stationary aircraft.

Sources:

https://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/investigation_reports/1986/aair/aair198602330/
https://www.atsb.gov.au/media/28128/aair198602330.pdf

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


Revision history:

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