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At his destination, the pilot reported a gear malfunction and use of the emergency gear extension system was unsuccessful. The pilot returned to Darwin and carried out a wheels up landing. Investigation revealed that the left hand nose steering cable had worn through the hydraulic gear extend line. This cable had been routed too close to the hydraulic line during the repair of damage from a prior occurrence.

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General details
Date: 30 July 1988 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1003  
Location:Darwin Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Northern Territory Occurrence type: Wheels up landing 
Release date: 26 October 1988 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Cessna Aircraft Company 
Aircraft model: 404 
Aircraft registration: VH-ANM 
Serial number: 4040010 
Type of operation: Charter 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Darwin NT
Departure time:0809
Destination:Smith Pt NT
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