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Prior to touchdown the gear position indicator indicated that the gear was down. During the landing roll the right main gear collapsed and the right wing, engine, propeller and flap struck the ground. Collapse of the right maingear resulted from excessive wear of the right overcentre lock bush bearing. The reason for the excessive rate of wear of the bush could not be determined. Thirty six landings had been recorded since the last scheduled maintenance inspection of the gear and it is considered that some evidence of the excessive wear should have been present at that inspection.

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General details
Date: 04 September 1985 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 0855  
Location:Port Hedland Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Western Australia  
Release date: 14 May 1986  
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Cessna Aircraft Company 
Aircraft model: 310 
Aircraft registration: VH-TWQ 
Type of operation: Private 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Port Hedland WA
Departure time:850
Destination:Port Hedland WA
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