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The pilot, who had just purchased the aircraft, had little experience on tailwheel types although he had completed two hours of training the previous day. On the following morning he intended to further familiarise himself with the aircraft, by carrying out a number of circuits. During an attempted three-point landing the left wingtip struck the runway and directional control was lost. The aircraft veered off the runway and came to rest outside the flight strip. The landing on which the accident occurred was conducted in gusting crosswind conditions. The recent training received by the pilot did not include any instruction in crosswind landing techniques.

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General details
Date: 28 August 1985 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: N/K  
Location:Parafield Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: South Australia Occurrence type: Loss of control 
Release date: 31 October 1985 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Cessna Aircraft Company 
Aircraft model: 180 
Aircraft registration: VH-APW 
Type of operation: Private 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Parafield SA
Departure time:N/K
Destination:Parafield SA
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