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After about 80 metres of ground roll following a normal touchdown the nose began to drop, followed by the right and left wings, and the aircraft slid to a halt with the gear retracted. No mechanical fault or defect was subsequently found with the aircraft. The weight of available evidence indicated that the pilot had probably inadvertently selected the gear up shortly after touchdown.

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General details
Date: 20 January 1984 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1740  
Location:Bunbury Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Western Australia  
Release date: 16 August 1984  
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Beech Aircraft Corp 
Aircraft model: 36 
Aircraft registration: VH-FEL 
Type of operation: Charter 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Albany WA
Departure time:1630
Destination:Bunbury WA
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