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The pilot had not flown the aircraft type for 2 months. After a period in the training area he approached to land on the 17 strip. The wind was from the south-east at 5 to 10 knots. During the ground roll brake was applied, but the aircraft diverted to the right side of the strip. The pilot corrected for this, but the ensuing left turn tightened and the right maingear collapsed. The aircraft came to rest 480 metres into the strip. It was determined that the gear leg had failed from overload forces. An inspection of the cockpit revealed that the throttle was partly forward, suggesting this may have been a factor in the longer than normal landing run and the problem of directional control of the aircraft. This accident was not the subject of an on scene investigation.

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General details
Date: 30 April 1988 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1040  
Location:Coldstream Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Victoria Occurrence type: Loss of control 
Release date: 03 August 1988 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Bellanca Aircraft Corp 
Aircraft model: 8 
Aircraft registration: VH-BIK 
Serial number: 456-78 
Type of operation: Private 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Coldstream VIC
Departure time:1010
Destination:Coldstream VIC
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