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The pilot was attempting a short landing from a powered approach to a property airstrip in a south-easterly wind of ten knots. He selected full flap (35 degrees) and made an approach at 50 knots and, as he passed over outbuildings, he looked down to confirm he had cleared them. After crossing the strip boundary he looked ahead and closed the throttle to land. The aircraft immediately increased its rate of descent and the pilot applied power but was unable to prevent a heavy three point landing. The aircraft bounced and was re-landed with engine assistance. During the landing roll, the pilot noticed a right wing-down attitude, and, after turning and while taxi -ing, the starboard undercarriage leg collapsed.

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General details
Date: 14 May 1969 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1150 EST  
Location:Baralaba Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Queensland Occurrence type: Hard landing 
Release date: 21 October 1969 Occurrence class: Technical 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Maule Aircraft Corp 
Aircraft model: M-4 
Aircraft registration: VH-EMY 
Type of operation: Private 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Proston
Departure time:1015
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