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Summary

Whilst in the circuit, the pilot noticed that the landing gear down light was not illuminated. He checked the visual drive indicator in the cabin floor and the external cowl mirrors which indicated to him that the gear was down. During the initial landing roll, the gear collapsed and the aircraft came to a halt on the runway. Engineering advice indicated that the gear was not fully down when the aircraft landed. This had been caused by the siezure of the gear motor. It was possible for the pilot to have believed the gear was down from the view he had in the mirrors. Prior to this occurrence, the pilot had experienced problems with the dimming function of the landing gear indicating light. He had previously landed during the day with the gear light dimmed, and thought that this was again a light dimming problem.
 
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