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On selecting gear down at 130 kts, two loud bangs were heard from the vicinity of the right hand wing root. The nosegear down indicator light was illuminated but no lights were present for the maingear and the landing gear motor was still running. Emergency extension procedures were carried out with no change to the indications. On landing, the left main gear collapsed. Engineering examination has not been able to determine the cause of the landing gear failure.
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General details
Date: 30 April 1993 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 19:20 EST  
 Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
 Occurrence type: Wheels up landing 
Release date: 19 October 1993 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Cessna Aircraft Company 
Aircraft model: 402B 
Aircraft registration: VH-USV 
Sector: Piston 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Kidston QLD
Destination:Townsville QLD
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