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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 227688
Last updated: 12 February 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic RV6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Van's RV-6A
Registration: VH-ANU
C/n / msn: Q203
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:William Creek aircraft landing area, SA -   Australia
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Coober Pedy, SA
Destination airport:William Creek aircraft landing area, SA
Investigating agency: ATSB
The pilot of a Vanís RV-6A aircraft, registered VH-ANU, conducted a private flight from Coober Pedy to William Creek aircraft landing area, Australia. After touching down with the main gear first, the nose gear touched the runway momentarily. The pilot noted that although the nose gear lifted off after touchdown, the main gear stayed on the runway.
When the nose wheel made contact with the runway surface for the second time, the nose gear bent under the aircraft. The propeller struck the runway and the aircraft skidded on its nose, then flipped over and came to rest inverted.
The pilot sustained serious injuries and the passenger minor injuries. The aircraft was substantially damaged.

The ATSB found that during the landing sequence, the ground clearance of the nose gear fork or strut was reduced sufficiently to allow them to contact the runway surface. This initiated the damage to the nose gear and resulted in the aircraft becoming inverted.


Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: ATSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 6 months
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

28-Jul-2019 07:32 Captain Adam Added
28-Jul-2019 07:38 RobertMB Updated [Time, Location, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
28-Jul-2019 09:52 Iceman 29 Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Operator, Nature, Source, Embed code]
28-Jul-2019 09:52 Iceman 29 Updated [Embed code]
28-Jul-2019 09:53 Iceman 29 Updated [Embed code]
28-Jul-2019 09:54 Iceman 29 Updated [Narrative]
28-Jul-2019 09:58 Iceman 29 Updated [Registration]
28-Jul-2019 09:59 Iceman 29 Updated [Cn, Narrative]
28-Jul-2019 10:02 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Narrative]
28-Jul-2019 13:10 Geno Updated [Source]
12-Feb-2020 07:50 harro Updated [Time, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative, Accident report, ]

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