Incident Cessna 402C VH-JOC, Thursday 22 January 1998
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Date:Thursday 22 January 1998
Type:Silhouette image of generic C402 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Cessna 402C
Registration: VH-JOC
MSN: 402C0486
Year of manufacture:1981
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Cairns Airport (YBCS), Cairns, QLD -   Australia
Phase: Landing
Nature:Passenger - Non-Scheduled/charter/Air Taxi
Departure airport:YPMP
Destination airport:YBCS
Investigating agency: BASI
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The pilot reported that on departure from Pormpuraaw he selected gear up and the gear cycled normally. Passing approximately 2,500 ft on climb to 9,000 ft he noticed the left hydraulic flow light illuminate. Shortly after, the right hydraulic flow light illuminated. The pilot recycled the gear and nothing happened. He then noticed hydraulic fluid leaking from the top of the cowl on the right engine. The pilot realised that there was no hydraulic fluid remaining in the system and that he would have to use the emergency system to to lower the gear. The pilot said he continued towards Cairns due to the fact that there were no maintenance facilities at Pormpuraaw, the aircraft was operating normally, and Cairns was better equipped to handle any emergency situation. On arrival in the circuit at Cairns, the pilot pulled the emergency gear extension handle after performing all the necessary cockpit checks but the gear did not extend. Further attempts to lower the gear were also unsuccessful. The pilot subsequently landed the aircraft wheels-up about 90 minutes later. Subsequent investigation revealed that a burst hydraulic hose had allowed the contents of the hydraulic system to escape.

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


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