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After landing, as the aircraft turned left into the taxiway, the left maingear collapsed. Inspection revealed that the drag link centrebolt had failed. Examination of the bolt revealed that it had failed due to fatigue, which had initiated from pit corrosion along the shank of the bolt. It also displayed signs of in-service wear which possibly contributed to the failure. This aircraft reportedly operated from rough, uneven dirt strips on a regular basis.

 
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