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The pilot was making a landing approach at the conclusion of a scenic flight. There were horses on the strip and the pilot elected to land long. The aircraft bounced on touchdown and recovery action was not effective before further bounces occurred. The pilot in the right hand seat took control and applied full power, however the aircraft settled into trees adjacent to the strip, and overturned. The strip surface was undulating and the landing was attempted in gusting crosswind conditions. The pilot occupying the right front seat had boarded the aircraft as a passenger. He had taken control of the aircraft because the actions of the pilot in command, following the bounced landing, were ineffective and the aircraft was heading for a building beside the strip. He had no instructional experience.

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General details
Date: 28 September 1986 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1150  
Location:Orchid Beach (Fraser Island) Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Queensland Occurrence type: Runway excursion 
Release date: 01 May 1987 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: Minor 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Cessna Aircraft Company 
Aircraft model: 172 
Aircraft registration: VH-BGX 
Type of operation: Private 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Orchid Beach QLD
Departure time:1150
Destination:Orchid Beach QLD
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