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After six dual check circuits the pilot commenced his second solo flight from the 18 strip. The surface wind was 150`/15 knots. At about five feet above the ground on the first landing the aircraft started veering to the left. The pilot commenced an overshoot but the left wing dropped and the aircraft continued to veer left. The throttle was closed but the pilot was unable to prevent the aircraft running off the strip into the trees. This accident was not the subject of an on-site investigation.

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General details
Date: 29 August 1988 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1050  
Location:Escott Station, 12km West of Burketown Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Queensland Occurrence type: Loss of control 
Release date: 13 March 1989 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Cessna Aircraft Company 
Aircraft model: 172 
Aircraft registration: VH-MMX 
Serial number: 17269475 
Type of operation: Flying Training 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Escott Station QLD
Departure time:N/A
Destination:Escott Station QLD
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