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The student pilot was carrying out a series of "touch and go" circuits using gravel runway, 06. The wind was reported as being easterly at about 5 knots. On the fourth "touch and go", after a normal landing, the student applied full power, selected the carburettor heat control to cold and commenced to raise the electrically actuated flaps. He said he looked up and saw that the aircraft had commenced to veer to the left. The student closed the throttle and attempted to correct the swing with opposite rudder but was unable to prevent the aircraft striking a 30 centimetre high earthen bank bordering the edge of the runway. The nose gear was torn from its mounting and the aircraft overturned, coming to rest just beyond the runway edge. The earth bank was formed during recent grading of the strip. This work was interrupted by wet weather and was incomplete at the time of the accident.

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General details
Date: 17 December 1987 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1130  
Location:Cooranbong Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: New South Wales  
Release date: 31 March 1988  
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Cessna Aircraft Company 
Aircraft model: 150 
Aircraft registration: VH-UQP 
Serial number: 15077009 
Type of operation: Flying Training 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Cooranbong NSW
Departure time:N/A
Destination:Cooranbong NSW
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