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The right main landing gear collapsed as the aircraft touched down on the grass strip at Lake Keepit, after retrieving a glider from a paddock. Inspection revealed that one of the landing gear attachment bolts had failed. Further investigation revealed that the failed bolt was not of the correct type. It was not determined when or why an incorrect bolt had been fitted.
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General details
Date: 25 November 1997 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 13:30 ESuT  
 Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
Release date: 04 December 1997 Occurrence class: Technical 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Piper Aircraft Corp 
Aircraft model: PA-25-235/A1 
Aircraft registration: VH-FOO 
Sector: Piston 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Lake Keepit NSW
Destination:Lake Keepit NSW
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