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The 900 metre strip had recently been rolled, however some longitudinal ruts were still present. Following touchdown, the pilot applied relatively heavy braking. When the aircraft had almost stopped, the nosewheel entered a soft patch in the strip surface, turned sideways and the nosegear collapsed.

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General details
Date: 25 June 1990 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1800  
Location:Rockwood Stn (107km Sth Hughenden) Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Queensland  
Release date: 31 July 1990  
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Cessna Aircraft Company 
Aircraft model: 310 
Aircraft registration: VH-XGN 
Serial number: 310R0028 
Type of operation: Charter 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Townsville QLD
Departure time:N/K
Destination:Rockwood Stn. QLD
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