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The pilot reported that the windsock at the strip indicated a gusty 30 knot headwind and that he conducted the approach with full flap down and considerable power applied. As he closed the throttle and flared, the aircraft suddenly rolled to the right and dropped to the ground impacting nose wheel first. Later inspection revealed that the nose wheel leg mount had been broken and that the lower firewall and cabin floor had been damaged. Air mass thunderstorms were present in the area at the time of the accident and witnesses at the stip reported a particularly strong gust of wind exceeding 40 knots at the time of the accident. The wind direction was reported to have changed through 90 degrees shortly after the accident.

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General details
Date: 24 October 1987 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1200 Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
Location:Monduran Station (55 km W Bundaberg) Occurrence type:Hard landing 
State: Queensland Occurrence class: Operational 
Release date: 09 December 1987 Occurrence category: Accident 
Report status: Final Highest injury level: None 
 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Cessna Aircraft Company 
Aircraft model: 177 
Aircraft registration: VH-DZI 
Serial number: 17700150 
Type of operation: Private 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Charnwood Station QLD
Departure time:1140
Destination:Monduran Station QLD
 
 
 
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