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The pilot reported that the aircraft encounted turbulence late on the final approach. This resulted in a heavy landing during which the left maingear and nosegear were deformed. Turbulence was generated by a hill, on the upwind side of the strip, which acted to inhibit the gusty 25 knot wind blowing at the time. This accident was not the subject of an on-site investigation.

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General details
Date: 11 June 1986 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1148  
Location:Mabuiag Island, Torres Strait Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Queensland Occurrence type: Hard landing 
Release date: 18 November 1986 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Cessna Aircraft Company 
Aircraft model: 206 
Aircraft registration: VH-URQ 
Type of operation: Charter 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Horn Island QLD
Departure time:1148
Destination:Mabuiag Island QLD
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