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Until the day prior to the accident the pilot had not flown for over three months. He was carrying out a period of touch-and-go landings. On about the third or fourth landing the aircraft was apparently caught in an area of sink at the approach end of the strip, and touched down in a flat attitude and bounced slightly. The aircraft was recovered and touched down again in a normal attitude. The pilot lowered the nosewheel onto the strip, then applied power to go-around. The aircraft was observed to become light on the mainwheels and commence a swing to the left. As the swing increased the right wingtip hit the ground and the nosegear leg broke off. The aircraft slid to a halt on the mainwheels to the left of the flight strip.

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General details
Date: 26 July 1988 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1630  
Location:Kingaroy Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Queensland Occurrence type: Loss of control 
Release date: 15 November 1988 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Piper Aircraft Corp 
Aircraft model: PA-28 
Aircraft registration: VH-ACR 
Serial number: 28-20845 
Type of operation: Private 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Kingaroy, Qld
Departure time:1600
Destination:Kingaroy, Qld
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