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The aircraft was being flown on an air test after a previous flight incurred a defect with the emergency gear extension system. The test was conducted in the Bankstown training area and all gear extensions both normal and emergency worked correctly. On return to Bankstown for landing on runway 29 Right the landing gear was lowered on downwind in the circuit and the normal three green indication was noted. The approach and landing was normal until just as the nosewheel touched the runway the right maingear collapsed and the aircraft skidded to a halt to the right of the centreline. Subsequent investigation revealed the right maingear jury strut pin had separated from the attach bracket on the rear spar. The strut pin retaining circlip had been incorrectly fitted during the last installation.

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General details
Date: 10 October 1989 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1120  
Location:Bankstown Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: New South Wales  
Release date: 05 January 1990  
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Incident 
 Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: S.O.C.A.T.A.-Groupe Aerospatiale 
Aircraft model: TB 
Aircraft registration: VH-JTI 
Serial number: 379 
Type of operation: Aerial Work 
Damage to aircraft: Minor 
Departure point:Bankstown NSW
Departure time:N/K
Destination:Bankstown NSW
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