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At the completion of a local pleasure flight the pilot decided to carry out three practice circuits. The first two landings were without incident but on the third landing the aircraft touched down on the right mainwheel and bounced. The pilot applied power in an attempt to stabilise the aircraft but the angle of bank to the right increased and the right wing struck the ground. The aircraft cartwheeled onto the left wing and came to rest inverted, 190 metres to the right of the runway centreline. The landing was attempted in gusty crosswind conditions. The aircraft manufacturer's owners manual recommends that a minimum flap setting be used in these conditions, however, on this occasion the pilot selected full flap. The pilot stated that when the aircraft bounced he attempted to raise the right wing by tha application of left aileron but seeing the skid ball was well out to the right, he then applied right rudder. The aircraft then rolled rapidly to the right and the wing struck the ground.

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General details
Date: 05 March 1986 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1703 Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
Location:Alice Springs Occurrence type:Hard landing 
State: Northern Territory Occurrence class: Operational 
Release date: 29 April 1986 Occurrence category: Accident 
Report status: Final Highest injury level: Minor 
 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Cessna Aircraft Company 
Aircraft model: 150 
Aircraft registration: VH-KOF 
Type of operation: Private 
Damage to aircraft: Destroyed 
Departure point:Alice Springs NT
Departure time:1703
Destination:Alice Springs NT
 
 
 
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