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On arrival at the destination strip, the pilot assessed the wind to be from the west at about 15 knots. He decided to land on runway 03, using full flap, shortfield technique, but during the flare the pilot found he was unable to counteract right drift and the aircraft touched down on the nosewheel. The nosegear subsequently collapsed, and the aircraft skidded to a halt just off the right side of the strip. The pilot said that during the approach he had been concentrating on his crosswind technique and had omitted to refer to the airspeed indicator after crossing the threshold. When he realised that the aircraft could not be aligned with the strip, he considered initiating a go-around but the aircraft struck the ground. This accident was not the subject of an on-site investigation.

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General details
Date: 01 July 1987 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1147  
Location:Arkaroola Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: South Australia Occurrence type: Hard landing 
Release date: 10 November 1987 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-MCE 
Serial number: 210-62633 
Type of operation: Private 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Renmark SA
Departure time:1002
Destination:Arkaroola SA
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