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The pilot who was inexperienced in mustering operations was impressed with the efficiency of the other members of the mustering team. So as not to be seen to be wasting time, the pilot elected to land downwind on the shorter strip instead of clearing cattle from the main strip. However, he did not notice a washout crossing the shorter strip. During the landing roll the aircraft entered the washout and the nosegear leg was broken off, the propeller, engine cowling and right wing were also damaged.

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General details
Date: 05 March 1985 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: N/K Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
Location:Malco Bore,  
State: Queensland  
Release date: 19 July 1985 Occurrence category: Accident 
Report status: Final Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Cessna Aircraft Company 
Aircraft model: 172 
Aircraft registration: VH-PLX 
Type of operation: Aerial Work 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Malco Bore 85 km SSW of Windorah QLD
Departure time:N/K
Destination:Malco Bore QLD
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