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During the sortie the student overcontrolled the aircraft during the landings. Conditions were hot and humid with slight turbulence. On the fourth landing the aircraft bounced, the right wing dropped and the aircraft veered to the right. The instructor took over the controls and applied full power. She was able to regain straight and level flight but did not correct the veer because the airspeed was low and because she was confident that the aircraft would safely clear a fence ahead. The aircraft failed to gain sufficient height and the gear collided with the fence. The aircraft settled into an isolated pile of rubble a short distance beyond the fence. This accident was not the subject of a formal on-site investigation.

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General details
Date: 18 December 1988 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1530  
Location   (show map):6 km NW of Lovely Banks Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Victoria Occurrence type: Loss of control 
Release date: 27 June 1989 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Thruster Aircraft (Australia) Pty Ltd 
Aircraft model: Gemini 
Aircraft registration: 25-0044 
Serial number: 086-130 
Type of operation: Sports Aviation 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:6 km SW of Lovely Banks VIC
Departure time:1530
Destination:6 km SW of Lovely Banks VIC
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