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Normal landing gear down indications were obtained before landing. When the nosewheel was lowered late in the landing roll, the nosewheel leg collapsed, allowing the nose and propeller blades to contact the ground. The aft rod end fitting on the nose gear actuating rod had failed. The rod was apparently of outdated design. New rods are constructed of thicker gauge metal. This accident was not the subject of an on-site investigation.

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General details
Date: 21 February 1989 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 850  
Location:Palm Island Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Queensland  
Release date: 11 April 1989  
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Beech Aircraft Corp 
Aircraft model: 58 
Aircraft registration: VH-BAK 
Serial number: TH-327 
Type of operation: Charter 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Townsville QLD
Departure time:N/K
Destination:Palm Island QLD
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