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The pilot was above his desired descent profile so he selected the landing gear down before entering the circuit area. On arrival in the circuit area, the radio became inoperative due to an electrical failure and the pilot was given a green light by the tower controller as a clearance to land. Shortly after the nosewheel contacted the runway, it collapsed, followed almost immediately by the right main landing gear collapsing. The aircraft slewed right and came to rest off the sealed surface approximately 250 metres from the departure end of the runway. The pilot indicated that, althought it was his habit to check the green landing gear light and the mechanical indicator after selecting the landing gear down and prior to landing, he could not recall whether he had done so on this occasion.
General details
Date: 25 July 1993 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 9:30 EST  
 Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
 Occurrence type: Wheels up landing 
Release date: 30 October 1993 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Beech Aircraft Corp 
Aircraft model: D95A 
Aircraft registration: VH-FLM 
Sector: Piston 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Archerfield QLD
Destination:Archerfield QLD
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