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During the take-off run the left wheel locked. The aircraft groundlooped to the left, the right gear leg collapsed and the nose section and right wing struck the ground. During prior maintenance of the left wheel hub the inboard bearing had not been correctly reinstalled and it subsequently collapsed into the centre of the wheel assembly during the take-off run.

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General details
Date: 18 April 1985 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1500  
Location:Seabird (96 km N of Perth) Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Western Australia Occurrence type: Loss of control 
Release date: 29 May 1985 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Cessna Aircraft Company 
Aircraft model: 188 
Aircraft registration: VH-KQA 
Type of operation: Aerial Work 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Seabird WA
Departure time:1500
Destination:Seabird WA
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