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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 207472
Last updated: 15 November 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C404 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 404
Registration: VH-TMP
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Townsville Airport (YBTL), Garbutt, QLD -   Australia
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:YPAM
Destination airport:YBTL
The pilot reported that the landing gear 'in-transit' light had remained on after the gear was selected up on departure from Palm Island. The gear was cycled twice, but the 'in-transit' light remained illuminated on each occasion. The pilot decided to return the landing gear to the down position and continue the flight to Townsville. After a normal approach and touchdown, the pilot noticed that the aircraft was settling low on the left side. The left landing gear then collapsed and the aircraft skidded to a halt on the runway. Both the pilot and passenger exited the aircraft safely. Examination of the aircraft found that the forward pivot shaft which locates and secures the left landing gear trunnion assembly to the airframe casting had come loose and moved out of position.


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13-Mar-2018 20:57 Pineapple Added

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