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The pilot decided to make an unscheduled landing at an aerodrome enroute to check a problem with the aircraft. On touchdown he noticed steel pickets on either side of the runway and reapplied power. During the go-around the left wing tip struck a picket, the aircraft yawed and then collided with other pickets, before the aircraft was brought to a stop. The aerodrome had been closed for reconstruction work. White crosses were placed on the runway and adjacent to the windsock. The pilot had not advised Flight Service of his intended landing. The aircraft nose attitude on approach reduces forward visibility and the pilot did not see the white crosses on the runway. The aircraft yawed as power was applied for the overshoot.

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General details
Date: 05 April 1985 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 613 Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
Location:Casino Occurrence type:Loss of control 
State: New South Wales Occurrence class: Operational 
Release date: 14 June 1985 Occurrence category: Accident 
Report status: Final Highest injury level: None 
 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Stoddard-Hamilton Aircraft Inc 
Aircraft model: Glasair II 
Aircraft registration: VH-MVC 
Type of operation: Private 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Coolangatta QLD
Departure time:0613
Destination:Dubbo NSW
 
 
 
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