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The pilot reported that the aircraft was being landed with about a 10 kt crosswind from the left. After the landing gear was selected down, the pilot viewed the three green landing gear down and locked lights. The approach was normal with the crosswind being countered by flying left wing down. The left wheel contacted the ground first but the right main gear leg collapsed as it contacted the ground. The pilot lost directional control of the aircraft which slid to a halt about half way along the strip near the left side. Later inspection revealed that the lower forward lug on the bell crank assembly had failed resulting in the over-centre lock not being fully extended and the gear leg to collapse under the weight of the aircraft. The reason for the lug failure was not determined.
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General details
Date: 01 February 1994 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 11:55 EST  
 Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
Release date: 10 August 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:Clermont Qld
Destination:Clermont Qld
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