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On arrival over the aerodrome the pilot noted that the wind sock was indicating a strong gusty wind from about 290 degrees and elected to land on runway 27. Final approach was made at about 70 knots, the aircraft being tracked to allow for the crosswind. The aircraft contacted the runway nosewheel first, then came to a stop. Upon inspection the pilot discovered that the nosegear had been damaged during the landing. This accident was not the subject of an on scene investigation.

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General details
Date: 26 October 1988 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1030  
Location:West Sale Aerodrome VIC Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: South Australia Occurrence type: Hard landing 
Release date: 06 March 1989 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Cessna Aircraft Company 
Aircraft model: 206 
Aircraft registration: VH-HEX 
Serial number: AF 207 
Type of operation: Private 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Baddaginnie VIC
Departure time:0938
Destination:West Sale VIC
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