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The pilot stated that the aircraft was caught in a downdraught just prior to touchdown. The aircraft landed heavily and bounced. After a second bounce the pilot carried out a go-around. Following the subsequent landing, the damage to the propeller, fuselage and engine firewall was discovered. The landing was made on strip 04 and meteorological analysis indicates that at the time the wind was probably a south-easterly at 10-15 knots. It is likely that improper compensation for the wind conditions and an improper landing flare were causal factors in the accident. This accident was not the subject of an on-site investigation.

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General details
Date: 09 October 1985 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1000  
Location:Lawn Hill Station, 250 km NNW of Mt Isa Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Queensland Occurrence type: Hard landing 
Release date: 23 December 1986 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-IRL 
Type of operation: Private 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Tennant Creek NT
Departure time:715
Destination:Lawn Hill Station QLD
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