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The pilot had been cleared to land on runway 36 which had a light crosswind blowing from the left. A normal approach with the left wing being kept slightly low to counter the wind was made with the pilot intending to touch down on the runway threshold. An approach speed of about 75 kts was maintained to touchdown, with the aircraft contacting the runway heavily causing all three landing gear legs to collapse. The aircraft then slid to a stop on the runway.
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General details
Date: 08 October 1994 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 12:40 CST Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
 Occurrence type:Hard landing 
 Occurrence class: Operational 
Release date: 13 February 1996 Occurrence category: Accident 
Report status: Final  
 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Piper Aircraft Corp 
Aircraft model: PA-34-200 
Aircraft registration: VH-UOM 
Sector: Piston 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Kununurra WA
Destination:Darwin NT
 
 
 
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