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When the landing gear was lowered in the circuit normal down and locked indications were obtained. During the landing roll the right main gear collapsed. Investigation revealed that a damaged "O" ring in the right downlock actuator had allowed hydraulic pressure to be lost, causing the right gear to unlock and collapse. The actuators are "on-condition" items.

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General details
Date: 18 July 1988 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1129  
Location:Cairns Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Queensland  
Release date: 06 February 1989  
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Cessna Aircraft Company 
Aircraft model: 210 
Aircraft registration: VH-EKW 
Serial number: 21059345 
Type of operation: Charter 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Helenvale (29 km S Cooktown) QLD
Departure time:N/A
Destination:Cairns QLD
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