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At about 200 feet above ground level on final approach the pilot noticed kangaroos near the threshold. He adjusted the approach to fly over the animals but the aircraft subsequently landed heavily about four metres to the right of the centre of the strip. The aircraft slewed to the right and struck a mound of rubble, which was about 50 centimetres high. The right maingear and nosegear folded and the aircraft slid to a halt 105 metres after the point of touchdown. The pilot had landed at the particular strip, which was at an elevation of 4500 feet, on one other occasion. The strip, which did not meet ALA requirements, sloped upwards at 6 degrees over about one third of its length and was 21 metres wide. Mounds of rubble from grading lined each side of the strip, and it was likely that had these not been present, damage to the aircraft may have been avoided. The reason the aircraft landed heavily was not positively determined, but was probably related to the pilot's lack of experience with operations into sloping strips.

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General details
Date: 05 May 1986 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1610  
Location:Redbank Plain, 13km SE of Mt Hotham Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Victoria Occurrence type: Hard landing 
Release date: 22 August 1986 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Cessna Aircraft Company 
Aircraft model: 210 
Aircraft registration: VH-OOK 
Type of operation: Private 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Moorabbin VIC
Departure time:1610
Destination:Redbank Plain VIC
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