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Following an uneventful flight, the pilot reported that the aircraft touched down normally. After rolling about 80 m the right wing dropped and the pilot suspected a tyre had failed. But about 50 m further on he heard pronounced scraping noises and the aircraft slewed right then left before finally coming to a halt about 10 m to the left of the runway. A subsequent inspection of the aircraft revealed that the fixed landing gear attachment bolts had failed at the countersunk heads. The failure faces contained rust deposits, indicating the bolts had been cracked for some time prior to the accident. The manufacturer has subsequently changed the design specification to fit standard flat head bolts in place of countersunk bolts.
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General details
Date: 09 September 1996 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 9:35 EST  
 Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
Release date: 14 October 1996 Occurrence class: Technical 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Amateur Built Aircraft 
Aircraft model: KIS TR-1 
Aircraft registration: VH-AIG 
Sector: Piston 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Taree NSW
Destination:Taree NSW
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