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The pilot reported that the aircraft was higher than normal during the approach to land in crosswind conditions. The aircraft touched down heavily and bounced. Control was not regained and the aircraft stalled at about 10 feet above the runway. It then struck the ground in a nose down attitude, sustaining damage to the forward fuselage and the propeller. The pilot lacked recent experience on the aircraft type. A go-around was not initiated after the aircraft bounced on landing.

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General details
Date: 28 February 1984 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1230  
Location:Coober Pedy Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: South Australia Occurrence type: Hard landing 
Release date: 18 July 1985 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Cessna Aircraft Company 
Aircraft model: 182 
Aircraft registration: VH-RFG 
Type of operation: Business 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Cowell SA
Departure time:N/A
Destination:Coober Pedy SA
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