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The pilot was undergoing a ninety day flight check. On the downwind leg of the second circuit when the landing gear was selected down, the nosegear extended and locked but both maingear legs remained retracted. Attempts to manually pump the maingear down were unsuccessful and the nosegear could not be retracted. The instructor landed the aircraft on the grass with the nosegear extended and the maingear retracted. Subsequent investigation revealed the aircraft hydraulic system had suffered a total fluid loss. The loss occurred from a hole in a hydraulic down line caused by abrasion from a rudder cable fork end.

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General details
Date: 17 September 1989 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1513  
Location:Port Macquarie Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: New South Wales Occurrence type: Wheels up landing 
Release date: 22 February 1990 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Cessna Aircraft Company 
Aircraft model: 210 
Aircraft registration: VH-AQH 
Serial number: 21062843 
Type of operation: Flying Training 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Port Macquarie NSW
Departure time:N/K
Destination:Port Macquarie NSW
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