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The pilot arranged for a check flight in the aircraft, as it was a type he had not flown for some time. The instructor commented that as the pilot made rudder corrections during the takeoff roll, he also inadvertently applied light braking. After a period of general flying, the aircraft was returned to the circuit for a landing in moderate crosswind conditions. Touchdown was made in a three-point attitude, but shortly afterwards the aircraft commenced to swing to the right. Corrective measures by both pilots were unable to arrest the swing and the left gear subsequently collapsed. The pilot had used left aileron and right rudder inputs to align the aircraft at touchdown, and had possibly inadvertently applied braking to the right mainwheel.

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General details
Date: 07 February 1987 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1400  
Location:Ballarat Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Victoria Occurrence type: Loss of control 
Release date: 12 May 1987 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Cessna Aircraft Company 
Aircraft model: 170 
Aircraft registration: VH-BUX 
Type of operation: Flying Training 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Ballarat VIC
Departure time:1400
Destination:Ballarat VIC
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