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During the landing roll at approximately 65 knots, the aircraft began to veer to the left. The undercarriage position indicator still showed the gear down and locked, but the left wing then began to drop. By the time the left wingtip touched the ground, the left maingear green light had gone out and the landing gear warning horn activated. The aircraft skidded for about 200 metres with the left wingtip on the grass, and came to rest some 50 metres from the runway centreline. An inspection of the aircraft by the pilot after the accident revealed that the left main leg had detached completely from its mounting and the main pivot pin was missing.

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General details
Date: 04 July 1988 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1055 Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
Location:Parndana  
State: South Australia  
Release date: 21 October 1988 Occurrence category: Accident 
Report status: Final 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:Kingscote SA
Departure time:1050
Destination:Parndana SA
 
 
 
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