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During the landing roll both mainwheels entered soft areas in the strip surface. The aircraft swung through 120 degrees to the left then slid sideways for 17 metres before the right maingear collapsed. The wing struck the ground and was bent upwards. The condition of the strip surface was unsatisfactory because the first 500 metres contained soft spots. The positions of the soft spots were not marked, nor was the strip threshold displaced. The pilot had used the strip previously but on this occasion he did not check its serviceability before the flight.

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General details
Date: 23 March 1986 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 849  
Location:Harts Range Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Northern Territory Occurrence type: Loss of control 
Release date: 05 May 1986 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Bellanca Aircraft Corp 
Aircraft model: 8 
Aircraft registration: VH-PEV 
Type of operation: Business 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Bond Springs NT
Departure time:0849
Destination:Harts Range NT
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