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The pilot reported that he selected gear down when established inbound on the approach and noted three green lights. He stated that he rechecked the gear indications on short final and again confirmed three greens. After a normal touchdown was accomplished, the nosewheel was lowered onto the runway and braking was commenced. The right hand side of the aircraft dropped slightly, the aircraft veered right, and the pilot assumed that the right hand tyre had blown. The right hand gear then collapsed and the propellor hit the ground. The gear collapse was due to mechanical failure of the bellcrank fitting, which then allowed the sidebrace locking mechanism to become unlocked.
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General details
Date: 20 July 1993 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 9:53 EST  
 Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
Release date: 11 January 1994 Occurrence class: Technical 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Cessna Aircraft Company 
Aircraft model: 421B 
Aircraft registration: VH-YRK 
Sector: Piston 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Dubbo NSW
Destination:Walgett NSW
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