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On the two previous landings the pilot noticed a nose wheel shimmy during the landing roll. As his next stop was at his company's maintenance base, he advised the company of the problem. No nose wheel shimmy was noticed on landing, however, the aircraft was inspected by service personnel. During the subsequent take-off, a violent shimmy developed, the pilot abandoned the take-off as the nose leg strut fractured. The nose leg strut had failed from overload, most probably induced by the sudden onset of severe shimmy. The reason for the shimmy could not be positively established.

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General details
Date: 07 May 1985 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1755  
Location:Cudal Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: New South Wales  
Release date: 20 February 1986  
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Cessna Aircraft Company 
Aircraft model: 310 
Aircraft registration: VH-KOM 
Type of operation: Charter 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Cudal NSW
Departure time:N/A
Destination:Bankstown NSW
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