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The pilot had hired the aircraft for an extended period. When it was returned for a periodic inspection, substantial damage was discovered in the area of the right landing gear and the right wing. Investigation revealed that the damage had occurred when the right wheel had struck an anthill during a landing roll at Lawn Hill. The accident had not been reported, and a replacement landing gear leg had been fitted by the pilot and another person, neither of whom was a licensed engineers.

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General details
Date: 01 August 1987 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: A.M. Hours  
Location:Lawn Hill Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Queensland  
Release date: 24 March 1988  
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Beech Aircraft Corp 
Aircraft model: 35 
Aircraft registration: VH-DHB 
Serial number: CD-816 
Type of operation: Private 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Riversleigh QLD
Departure time:N/A
Destination:Lawn Hill QLD
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