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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 217967
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Date:09-NOV-1987
Time:15:38
Type:Silhouette image of generic C404 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 404
Owner/operator:
Registration: VH-ANM
C/n / msn: 404-0010
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 9
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Peppimenarti Airport (YPEP), Peppimenarti, NT -   Australia
Phase: Landing
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:YPEP
Destination airport:YPEP
Narrative:
After landing, the aircraft was backtracking along the runway when the nose gear collapsed. The pilot reported that at the time of the collapse the aircraft was moving at about 4 knots as it was slowed to take the turn into the apron. The nose wheel had become completely detached, allowing the oleo forks to contact the ground. A nose wheel bearing had seized from lack of lubrication. This had caused the axle to spin in its oleo support eyes. One support eye had failed because of the heat generated, and the other failed in overload, allowing the nose wheel to detach.

Sources:

https://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/investigation_reports/1987/aair/aair198700753/
https://www.atsb.gov.au/media/31801/aair198700753.pdf


Revision history:

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17-Nov-2018 07:55 Pineapple Added

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