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On arrival in the destination circuit area the pilot was unable to obtain a safe "down and locked" indication for the landing gear. A diversion to a more suitable aerodrome was carried out and after all efforts to lock the left main gear down were unsuccessful, a safe landing was made with all wheels retracted. Damage was confined to the propeller blades and the under skin of the fuselage. The right main gear would not lock down because the lock mechanism was corroded and dirty. The corrosion and foreign matter prevented the down lock hook from positioning correctly.

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General details
Date: 07 August 1984 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1548  
Location:Bankstown Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: New South Wales Occurrence type: Wheels up landing 
Release date: 20 August 1985 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Cessna Aircraft Company 
Aircraft model: 210 
Aircraft registration: VH-EJC 
Type of operation: Business 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Coolangatta QLD
Departure time:1145 (Aprx)
Destination:Sydney NSW
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