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The pilot reported that during the latter part of the landing roll the aircraft ground looped to the left. The right mainplane and right tailplane were bent upward. Inspection of the aircraft revealed that the right maingear had become detached due to the partial shear of the leg attach bolt and nut threads. This was probably due to the abnormally high loads experienced by the bolt when the pre-load ceased to exist.

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General details
Date: 29 January 1989 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1849  
Location:Townsville Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Queensland  
Release date: 29 August 1989  
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Cessna Aircraft Company 
Aircraft model: 185 
Aircraft registration: VH-KGT 
Serial number: 185-04304 
Type of operation: Private 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Dunk Island QLD
Departure time:N/K
Destination:Townsville QLD
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