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The pilot was landing in gusting wind conditions with a cross-wind from the left. After the left wheel had touched down and before the right wheel had been grounded a gust of wind lifted the left wing, causing the aircraft to drift to the right. Attempts by the pilot to re-land were unsuccessful and a go-around was initiated. The aircraft subsequently collided with a fence post and came to rest about 180 metres off the side of the runway. The aircraft encountered a very strong wind gust at the time of touchdown. The pilot delayed action in initiating a go-around and when power was applied the aircraft was unable to out-climb the rising terrain while flying downwind.

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General details
Date: 27 April 1980 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1510 Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
Location:1.5 km East of Forest Hill Occurrence type:Loss of control 
State: Queensland Occurrence class: Operational 
Release date: 29 January 1985 Occurrence category: Accident 
Report status: Final Highest injury level: Fatal 
 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Pamco 
Aircraft model: Cygnet 
Type of operation: Unknown 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Forest Hill QLD
Departure time:1505
Destination:Forest Hill QLD
 
 
 
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