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The pilot reported that he was returning to a newly graded hard black soil strip at a muster camp. As the aircraft was turned at the end of the landing roll the nosewheel entered a pothole, causing the nosewheel yoke to break. The nose of the aircraft dropped and the tips of the propeller were bent on contact with the strip surface. This accident was not the subject of an on-site investigation.

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General details
Date: 18 August 1988 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1730 Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
Location:Wathinin, 40km SSW of Aurukun  
State: Queensland  
Release date: 13 March 1989 Occurrence category: Accident 
Report status: Final Highest injury level: None 
 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Cessna Aircraft Company 
Aircraft model: 182 
Aircraft registration: VH-DCV 
Serial number: 34919 
Type of operation: Business 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Aurukun QLD
Departure time:1715
Destination:Wathinin QLD
 
 
 
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