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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 206790
Last updated: 18 September 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic BE55 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft D55
Registration: VH-ENC
MSN: TE635
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Weipa Airport (YBWP), Weipa, QLD -   Australia
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:YHID
Destination airport:YBWP
Investigating agency: BASI
The pilot heard an unusual noise from the nose gear area after takeoff. Cockpit gear position indicators failed to illuminate and the nose gear mechanical indicator showed the gear leg to be partially extended. On arrival to the intended destination at Yam Island, a ground inspection revealed that all three landing gear legs did not appear to be fully extended. The pilot then diverted to Weipa Airport, which was the nearest airport with emergency services available. The aircraft was subsequently landed at Weipa Airport with the landing gear retracted.


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


Photo of VH-ENC courtesy

Cairns - International (YBCS / CNS)
July 1991; (c) Geoff Goodall (via David Carter)

Revision history:

27-Feb-2018 08:58 Pineapple Added

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