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The aircraft touched down about 160 metres past the threshold of the 650 metre strip and bounced. The pilot applied power to go around and progressively raised the flap, but the aircraft then began to sink and he was unable to prevent the left wing striking the ground. The aircraft cartwheeled and rapidly came to a halt. During the bounce the aircraft had drifted towards a tree on the right side of the strip. The pilot had commenced the left turn to avoid the tree and had not straightened the flight path for the go around. Flap retraction had been too rapid, considering the speed and attitude during the turn and the aircraft was probably in a stalled condition when contact with the ground occurred.

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General details
Date: 24 June 1984 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1515  
Location:24 km NW of Birchip Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Victoria Occurrence type: Loss of control 
Release date: 29 November 1984 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: Serious 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Cessna Aircraft Company 
Aircraft model: 210 
Aircraft registration: VH-PKR 
Type of operation: Private 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Birchip VIC
Departure time:1508
Destination:24 km NW of Birchip VIC
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