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The pilot was conducting a test flight as part of the certification process required by the Civil Aviation Authority. Positive gear down and locked indications were obtained during the downwind leg of the circuit. As the aircraft touched down the pilot detected a settling of the right main landing gear and elected to go around. Inspection from the ground confirmed that there was a fault with the right landing gear. The pilot adjusted his approach so that the right gear touched down at a low speed. The gear leg collapsed on touch down and the aircraft slewed off the runway. It has not been determined why the landing gear collapsed.
General details
Date: 20 November 1993 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 10:22 WST  
 Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
Release date: 05 April 1994 Occurrence class: Technical 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
Aircraft details
Aircraft model: HH-1 
Aircraft registration: VH-AFW 
Sector: Piston 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Serpentine WA
Destination:Serpentine WA
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