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Severe turbulence had been encountered on final approach but smooth air was entered on short final. After flaring to land, the aircraft rolled left rapidly and the landing was made on the left main wheel, followed by the right and nose wheels. The pilot subsequently inspected the aircraft but did not detect any damage. After two further flights the pilot noticed that the left wing appeared to be low. Distortion of the left main gear support frame was found.

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General details
Date: 16 May 1984 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1500  
Location:Horn Island Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Queensland Occurrence type: Hard landing 
Release date: 16 May 1984 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Partenavia Costruzioni Aeronautiche S.p.A 
Aircraft model: P.68 
Aircraft registration: VH-FAO 
Serial number: 41 
Type of operation: Charter 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Murray Island QLD
Departure time:1351
Destination:Horn Island QLD
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