PC-9 loses landing gear doors

written by australianaviation.com.au | April 15, 2010
A RAAF PC-9 lost two landing gear doors during an April 14 flight.
A RAAF PC-9 lost two landing gear doors during an April 14 flight.

Two landing gear doors fell off a RAAF PC-9/A operating a training flight near RAAF Base East Sale on April 14.

“The aircraft was operating in the East Sale Military Training Area, approximately 12km southwest of Heyfield at the time of the incident, and then recovered safely to RAAF Base East Sale,” says a Department of Defence statement.

“The loss of parts from aircraft during flight is unusual and is currently under investigation by Air Force.”

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The statement asks that if members of the public find the missing doors they should report their location to the Air Force or local police, as “Recovered parts will provide important evidence in establishing the cause of the incident”.

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