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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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