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The pilot reported that he made a normal approach to land into a 10-15 knot wind. The flare for landing was initiated but the aircraft landed heavily, making first contact on the right mainwheel. The initial touchdown was some 8 metres beyond the boundary fence, 96 metres short of the strip end and 166 metres short of the marked threshold. The aircraft then bounced and touched down again on the strip 220 metres beyond the initial touchdown point. The pilot recalled that at this point he heard the landing gear warning horn sound and noticed that the right main gear safe indication light had gone out. The right wing then collapsed slowly and the aircraft slewed through 180 degrees as it came too rest on the wingtip about 550 metres from the first ground contact. There was some evidence that the approach was lower than usual and that windshear was present on the approach path. The right main undercarriage leg collapsed due to an overload failure of the bellcrank lugs.

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General details
Date: 08 February 1988 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1729  
Location:Kingscote Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: South Australia  
Release date: 11 August 1988 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Cessna Aircraft Company 
Aircraft model: 402 
Aircraft registration: VH-UBI 
Serial number: 402B0028 
Type of operation: Air Transport Low Capacity 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Adelaide SA
Departure time:1700
Destination:Kingscote SA
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