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Following a normal circuit, the aircraft touched down with the landing gear doors open and the gear partly extended. The gear collapsed as the aircraft slid to a halt on its under-surface. The pilot had diverted so that a telephone call could be made and he decided to land well down the runway to save time taxying. He forgot to select the gear down until immediately prior to touchdown.

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General details
Date: 27 December 1984 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1321  
Location:Moruya Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: New South Wales Occurrence type: Wheels up landing 
Release date: 27 May 1985 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Cessna Aircraft Company 
Aircraft model: 310 
Aircraft registration: VH-FFA 
Type of operation: Charter 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Sydney NSW
Departure time:1058
Destination:Merimbula NSW
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Last update 13 May 2014