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On return from his third solo flight, the pilot was attempting to complete a 180 degree turn in a confined area between two hangars. He positioned the aircraft on the left extremity of the concrete apron prior to starting the right turn. The left outer wing section struck a vertical support for the hangar located adjacent to the apron.

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General details
Date: 19 June 1985 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1015  
Location:Bankstown Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: New South Wales  
Release date: 19 February 1986  
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Piper Aircraft Corp 
Aircraft model: PA-38 
Aircraft registration: VH-UAL 
Type of operation: Flying Training 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Bankstown NSW
Departure time:1015
Destination:Bankstown NSW
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