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The pilot reported that the wind on the day of the occurrence, was very strong, approximately 30-40 kts at 120-130 degrees. The runway alignment was 120 degrees. As a consequence of the limited available runway length, the pilot elected to carry out a short field approach and landing. On short final to land the aircraft encountered strong windshear, which resulted in a heavy landing. After touchdown, the left main landing gear support strut collapsed due to excessive side loads and the gear folded rearward, causing damage to the underside of the wing and flap. All persons on board were able to exit the aircraft safely.
 
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