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The pilot reported that prior to touchdown all gear down indications were normal. Shortly after touchdown the right gear collapsed and the aircraft came to rest on the right wing tip, 6 metres from the edge of the runway. A subsequent inspection found that the right gear collapsed because it failed to lock overcentre. This was probably caused by the inadequate lubrication of the landing gear system.

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General details
Date: 03 March 1984 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 820 Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
Location:Redcliffe Occurrence type:Wheels up landing 
State: Queensland Occurrence class: Operational 
Release date: 30 December 1985 Occurrence category: Accident 
Report status: Final Highest injury level: None 
 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Mooney Aircraft Corp 
Aircraft model: M20 
Aircraft registration: VH-ERS 
Type of operation: Private 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Redcliffe QLD
Departure time:0820
Destination:Redcliffe QLD
 
 
 
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