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The pilot reported that he rounded out with power OFF and a little high. The aircraft fell heavily onto the runway and bounced back into the air. The pilot applied full power but the aircraft bounced again before coming to rest on the runway. The pilot said that strong gusting winds prevailed veering in direction with a crosswind component from the right. This accident was not the subject of an on-site investigation.

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General details
Date: 23 September 1988 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1500  
Location:Cooktown Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Queensland Occurrence type: Hard landing 
Release date: 08 November 1988 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Cessna Aircraft Company 
Aircraft model: 182 
Aircraft registration: VH-DSL 
Serial number: 18258574 
Type of operation: Private 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Mareeba QLD
Departure time:N/K
Destination:Cooktown QLD
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