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The pilot made a normal approach for landing on runway 23. He selected the landing gear down and obtained three green lights. On the landing roll the nosegear leg collapsed. Later, retraction checks were carried out on the aircraft. These did not reveal any defects in the system. The reason for the collapse of the nose gear leg has not been established. Significant Factors: The following factors were considered relevant to the development of the accident: 1. The nose gear leg collapsed for undetermined reasons.
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General details
Date: 19 May 1993 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 14:20 EST  
 Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
 Occurrence type: Wheels up landing 
Release date: 11 October 1993 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Piper Aircraft Corp 
Aircraft model: PA-28R-201T 
Aircraft registration: VH-FGE 
Sector: Piston 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Moorabbin VIC
Destination:Mangalore VIC
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