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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 212894
Last updated: 29 March 2019
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Date:08-OCT-1983
Time:09:41
Type:Silhouette image of generic C77R model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 177RG
Owner/operator:
Registration: VH-IRO
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:70km NW of Kingston, SA -   Australia
Phase: Landing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:YPPF
Destination airport:YRBE
Investigating agency: BASI
Narrative:
During cruise at about 1000 feet above ground level the engine began to run roughly and the pilot observed falling oil pressure indications. A severe engine vibration then developed and the pilot, after selecting a suitable forced landing area, shut down the engine. He delayed lowering the landing gear until he was satisfied that the selected area had a firm surface. The gear was selected down on very late final, but only the nose gear had time to become partially extended before touchdown. Lack of sufficient tension of a nut securing a conrod bolt of Number 1 cylinder allowed the conrod bearing cap to loosen causing loss of oil pressure and subsequent engine failure.

Sources:

https://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/investigation_reports/1983/aair/aair198303444/
https://www.atsb.gov.au/media/28704/aair198303444.pdf

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


Revision history:

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