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When the pilot selected the gear up after take-off, the retraction cycle took longer than normal. The gear was selected down prior to the next landing and although the gear up light extinguished the gear motor did not operate and the gear down light did not illuminate. Attempts to lower the gear using the manual system were unsuccessful and the aircraft was diverted to a more suitable airfield. During the subsequent landing roll the main gear, which was only partially extended, collapsed. Although the pilot was experienced on the aircraft type and carried out a trouble check of the gear system, he did not reset the hydraulic pump circuit breaker, which had tripped. The circuit breaker had probably tripped during the retraction cycle after the previous take-off. The reason the manual extension did not operate could not be determined.

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General details
Date: 28 June 1984 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1410 Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
Location:Kalgoorlie Occurrence type:Wheels up landing 
State: Western Australia Occurrence class: Operational 
Release date: 21 March 1986 Occurrence category: Accident 
Report status: Final Highest injury level: None 
 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Cessna Aircraft Company 
Aircraft model: 210 
Aircraft registration: VH-KWW 
Type of operation: Private 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Orleans Farm,
Departure time:1020 100km East of Esperance WA
Destination:Esperance WA
 
 
 
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