ASN logo
ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 220057
Last updated: 9 April 2020
This information is added by users of ASN. Neither ASN nor the Flight Safety Foundation are responsible for the completeness or correctness of this information. If you feel this information is incomplete or incorrect, you can submit corrected information.

Date:23-OCT-1989
Time:08:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic P28R model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-28R-180
Owner/operator:
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
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Fraser Island, QLD
Destination airport:YCDR
Narrative:
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.

Sources:

https://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/investigation_reports/1989/aair/aair198903817/
https://www.atsb.gov.au/media/33151/aair198903817.pdf


Images:

Photo of VH-PXL courtesy AirHistory.net


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

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
25-Dec-2018 10:58 Pineapple Added

Corrections or additions? ... Edit this accident description