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After the parachutists exited the aircraft the pilot closed the door and positioned for a landing on the 24 strip. The aircraft was established on final at an indicated airspeed of 65 knots and as the pilot was checking the airspeed indicator, the aircraft suddenly yawed to the left. The pilot immediately applied full right rudder, levelled the wings, and landed the aircraft on the left side of the strip. Investigation revealed that the left wing of the aircraft had struck a sapling, about 4 metres above ground level, 78 metres short of the end of the strip.

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General details
Date: 20 December 1987 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 545  
Location:Toogoolawah Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Queensland  
Release date: 03 March 1988 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-RDS 
Serial number: 21057955 
Type of operation: Private 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Toogoolawah QLD
Departure time:0530
Destination:Toogoolawah QLD
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