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The pilot reported that he was taxiing on the beach when the nose wheel encountered a soft patch of sand. The propeller and a wing were bent. The tide at the time was about half way between low and high. The pilot had frequently operated from this particular stretch of beach. On this occasion he had not noticed that an area of soft sand existed in his taxy path. This accident was not the subject of an on-site investigation.

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General details
Date: 29 April 1988 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1710  
Location:Eurong, Fraser Island Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Queensland  
Release date: 20 June 1988  
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Cessna Aircraft Company 
Aircraft model: 172 
Aircraft registration: VH-WKB 
Serial number: 17256002 
Type of operation: Private 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Hervey Bay QLD
Departure time:N/K
Destination:Eurong QLD
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