Incident Piper PA-34-200T Seneca VH-CGS,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 210256
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Date:Saturday 18 January 1997
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA34 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Piper PA-34-200T Seneca
Registration: VH-CGS
MSN: 34-7570304
Year of manufacture:1975
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Murray Bridge Airport (YMBD), Pallamana, SA -   Australia
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:YMBD
Destination airport:YMBD
Investigating agency: BASI
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The pilot reported that he had experienced a landing gear retraction problem with the aircraft in the previous week. The landing gear was checked by a maintenance engineer, however no faults were found. On the day of the occurrence, the pilot decided to fly the aircraft to verify the landing gear operation. After takeoff, the landing gear retracted normally. The pilot continued with the circuit, maintaining separation with an ultralight aircraft also operating in the area. On final approach, the pilot reported having a radio problem which he attempted to rectify while still looking out for the ultralight aircraft. This caused him to become distracted from completing the pre-landing checks and the aircraft was subsequently landed with the landing gear retracted.

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


History of this aircraft

Other occurrences involving this aircraft
24 December 1994 VH-CGS 0 Parafield Airport (YPPF), Parafield, SA sub

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