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The pilot reported that the nosewheel had fallen off after takeoff and that the aircraft had settled onto its nose during the subsequent landing. The retaining nut had been stripped from the axle bolt although the split pin was still in place. The surface of the departure strip was described as rough.

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General details
Date: 28 December 1990 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1500  
Location   (show map):Albany Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Western Australia  
Release date: 10 May 1991  
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Bede Aircraft Inc 
Aircraft model: Bede 
Aircraft registration: VH-BBO 
Serial number: W73 
Type of operation: Private 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Cascade WA
Departure time:N/A
Destination:Albany WA
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