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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 220057
Last updated: 9 April 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic P28R model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-28R-180
Registration: VH-PXL
C/n / msn: 28R-30338
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Caloundra Airport (YCDR), Caloundra, QLD -   Australia
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Fraser Island, QLD
Destination airport:YCDR
The pilot had intended to enter the circuit for Runway 05 however when he arrived he found that the circuit for Runway 23 was active. One of his passengers asked to fly over a specific area which was located below a wide downwind position. A preceding aircraft was also making a full-stop landing and would require time to backtrack to clear the runway. As a result of these distractions, the pilot forgot the pre-landing checks and landed with the landing gear retracted. He said that he did not use a written checklist while operating the aircraft. The reason the automatic gear system did not operate was not determined.



Photo of VH-PXL courtesy

Wollongong - Illawarra Regional (YWOL / WOL)
; (c) David Carter

Revision history:

25-Dec-2018 10:58 Pineapple Added

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