After a normal touchdown, on both main wheels followed by the nose wheel, the nose wheel shimmied and departed the aircraft, together with the nose wheel fork. The lower cowl, propeller, nose gear leg, nose gear mount and main gear fairings were all subsequently damaged. The pilot and the passenger were uninjured. A scroll pin which retained the nose wheel fork assembly had failed, although the precise cause of this failure could not be determined. One recommendation is made.
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