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The pilot intended carrying out a one-day return flight to Luskintyre. However, when in the Luskintyre area he misidentified the Elderslie strip for that of his planned destination and entered the circuit for a landing. It was reported that the later part of the approach was flat and the pilot stated that when the aircraft was about 10 feet above the strip it suddenly dropped. Full power and back stick were applied but the aircraft landed heavily and bounced. The pilot decided to go-around and during the attempt the aircraft struck a runway light and a fence before the throttle was closed. It is probable that the pilot allowed the airspeed to get too low in the later part of the approach and that the aircraft stalled.

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General details
Date: 13 September 1987 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1110  
Location:Elderslie Aerodrome Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: New South Wales Occurrence type: Hard landing 
Release date: 07 April 1988 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: American Aircraft Corp 
Aircraft model: AA-5 
Aircraft registration: VH-JSK 
Serial number: AA5B-1293 
Type of operation: Private 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Bankstown NSW
Departure time:1018
Destination:Luskintyre NSW
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