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On arrival in the circuit at the destination, the pilot estimated the wind strength at 5 to 15 knots blowing directly across the strip. He elected to land towards the north east with the crosswind from the left. After landing the pilot reported the aircraft was hit by a wind gust which tipped it onto its right wing. The aircraft then weather cocked and ran off the mown section of the strip into long grass where it overturned. This accident was not the subject on an on scene investigation.

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General details
Date: 25 November 1988 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1800 ESuT Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
Location:Wards Mistake Occurrence type:Loss of control 
State: New South Wales Occurrence class: Operational 
Release date: 04 July 1989 Occurrence category: Accident 
Report status: Final Highest injury level: None 
 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: de Havilland Aircraft Pty Ltd 
Aircraft model: DH-82 
Aircraft registration: VH-AQJ 
Serial number: T262 
Type of operation: Private 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Luskintyre NSW
Departure time:N/K
Destination:Wards Mistake NSW
 
 
 
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