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The aircraft was returning to land at the completion of a local flight. The pilot, who had only recently purchased the aircraft, had not flown it before with four persons on board. He was compensating for a crosswind, and misjudged the flare, probably because of the higher sink rate of the heavier aircraft. The aircraft touched down and bounced several times, before ground looping and coming to rest at the edge of the flight strip.

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General details
Date: 11 June 1988 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1205 Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
Location:Lightning Ridge Occurrence type:Hard landing 
State: New South Wales Occurrence class: Operational 
Release date: 09 August 1988 Occurrence category: Accident 
Report status: Final Highest injury level: None 
 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Cessna Aircraft Company 
Aircraft model: 180 
Aircraft registration: VH-UPG 
Serial number: 32811 
Type of operation: Private 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Lightning Ridge NSW
Departure time:1145
Destination:Lightning Ridge NSW
 
 
 
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