Beech B58 Baron, N80HC
The pilot heard a loud bang during landing and carried out a go-around. He determined that the nose leg was unlocked and could not be correctly locked down. Considerable damage was inflicted during the subsequent landing. Examination revealed that a bolt in the operating mechanism had failed, causing a change of geometry which allowed excessive loads to be applied to the system, leading to further failure.
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