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After landing, a 180 degree turn to the right to backtrack along the runway was planned. As the aircraft was being slowed to taxi speed a gentle left turn to position the aircraft near the left side of the runway was commenced, but the right main gear collapsed. A gear down indication remained on after the aircraft came to a halt. The right main gear retraction push-pull tube bellcrank had developed a fatigue crack in the area of the bushing hole. The bellrcrank failed in overload at this crack causing insufficient downlock tension to be maintained on the extended main landing gear. The aircraft had flown 9336 hours at the time of the failure and the left bellcrank had previously been strengthened.

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General details
Date: 12 May 1984 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 955 Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
Location:Archerfield  
State: Queensland  
Release date: 27 February 1985 Occurrence category: Accident 
Report status: Final Highest injury level: None 
 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Cessna Aircraft Company 
Aircraft model: 402 
Aircraft registration: VH-CJA 
Type of operation: Aerial Work 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Brisbane QLD
Departure time:0955
Destination:Archerfield QLD
 
 
 
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