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Prior to landing the gear was selected down and a normal gear down indication obtained. The touch down was normal but when the airspeed was reduced to about 65 knots a vibration similar to a wheel shimmy developed. Attempts were made to keep the aircraft straight with brake and rudder but when it was realised that the right maingear was not supporting the aircraft the right engine was shut down. Investigation revealed that the uplock bracket spring had become detached from the uplock bracket. This along with some corrosion and stiffness in the bracket pivot bolt caused the bracket and uplock not to be withdrawn during the extension sequence. As a result the extension rod was bent during the extension cycle and the right gear did not extend. There is no provision made for lubrication of the bracket pivot bolt and no requirement for regular removal and servicing of this item. The pilot was unaware of the gear malfunction due to the design feature of the system which does not indicate gear-leg position but only the extent of gear-box travel.

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General details
Date: 07 April 1986 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 2030 Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
Location:Coolangatta Occurrence type:Wheels up landing 
State: Queensland Occurrence class: Operational 
Release date: 05 November 1986 Occurrence category: Accident 
Report status: Final Highest injury level: None 
 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Beech Aircraft Corp 
Aircraft model: 95 
Aircraft registration: VH-TOE 
Type of operation: Flying Training 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Coolangatta QLD
Departure time:2030
Destination:Coolangatta QLD
 
 
 
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