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The pilot reported that he was having difficulty lowering the landing gear. He later advised that he was unable to lower the gear and that he intended conducting a wheels-up landing. Later engineering examination found that the push pull cable, between the gear selector handle and the power pack, had broken. CASA Airworthiness at Coffs Harbour were advised the details of the occurrence and were able to recover the broken cable for further specialist examination.
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General details
Date: 17 July 1995 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 10:10 EST  
 Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
 Occurrence type: Wheels up landing 
Release date: 14 September 1995 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Piper Aircraft Corp 
Aircraft model: PA-31-350 
Aircraft registration: VH-JJI 
Sector: Piston 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Coffs Harbour NSW
Destination:Lismore NSW
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Last update 21 October 2014