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After several touch and go circuits the pilot noticed the right landing gear was broken and swinging free. A landing was made directly into wind on the remaining wheel but on touchdown the aircraft swerved to the right before coming to rest on its nose, breaking the propeller and damaging the right wing. The pilot said the landing gear had suffered a fatigue failure at the upper weld area adjacent to the rubber bungee attachment and this was a known problem on the aircraft type. The manufacturer subsequently issued a service bulletin to install additional landing gear restraint cables to preclude fatigue failures of this type.

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General details
Date: 13 January 1991 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1230 Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
Location   (show map):Tanilba Bay Occurrence type:Loss of control 
State: New South Wales Occurrence class: Operational 
Release date: 11 July 1991 Occurrence category: Accident 
Report status: Final Highest injury level: None 
 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Skyfox Aviation Ltd 
Aircraft model: CA21 
Aircraft registration: 55-0609 
Serial number: 3 
Type of operation: Sports Aviation 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Tanilba Bay NSW
Departure time:1210
Destination:Tanilba Bay NSW
 
 
 
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