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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 218290
Last updated: 26 November 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic P68 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Partenavia P.68B Victor
Registration: VH-PFN
MSN: 78
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Norgate Mine, QLD -   Australia
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:YBTL
Destination airport:Norgate Mine, QLD
Investigating agency: BASI
The touchdown was reported as being smooth but during the landing roll, just after braking was commenced, the right main wheel and strut came free of the aircraft. The strut bounced and struck the right horizontal stabiliser, severing a large section of it. The aircraft slewed to the right before running off the strip into trees. Inspection of the aircraft revealed that the bolt holding the landing gear strut to the inboard gear mounting assembly had failed. The failure resulted from fatigue, believed to have been initiated by a heavy loading applied to the bolt some time previously.


Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: BASI
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report
Other occurrences involving this aircraft

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Revision history:

22-Nov-2018 10:43 Pineapple Added
25-Jan-2020 12:42 Uli Elch Updated [Aircraft type]

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