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During the early part of the landing roll, the pilot felt a thump through the airframe. After the landing he inspected the landing gear but did not find any damage. The early morning sun had interfered with the pilot's clear vision of the strip. Several months later, when the aircraft was undergoing a routine periodic inspection, severe damage was found. The right maingear lower attach point was twisted. The lower wing skin and internal ribs were rippled, requiring replacement of the right wing. The Licenced Aircraft Maintenance Engineer said that the external damage was not obvious.

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General details
Date: 01 November 1989 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 800 Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
Location:North Head (65 km SSW of Georgetown)  
State: Queensland  
Release date: 16 February 1990 Occurrence category: Accident 
Report status: Final Highest injury level: None 
 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Beech Aircraft Corp 
Aircraft model: 95 
Aircraft registration: VH-DYB 
Serial number: TE 306 
Type of operation: Private 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Wilburra Downs (17 km SE of Richmond) QLD
Departure time:N/K
Destination:North Head QLD
 
 
 
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