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During the landing at Leigh Creek the left main gear leg folded back. Investigation found that a bolt had withdrawn from the front of the left main gear attachment fitting, and its retaining nut was missing. The condition of the bolt thread suggested that the nut had been missing for some time. How the nut came to be missing was not determined.

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General details
Date: 06 May 1988 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1351  
Location:Leigh Creek Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: South Australia  
Release date: 24 June 1988  
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Cessna Aircraft Company 
Aircraft model: 185 
Aircraft registration: VH-FLU 
Serial number: 185-1315 
Type of operation: Private 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Mildura VIC
Departure time:1116
Destination:Leigh Creek SA
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