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The pilot planned a pleasure flight which commenced in calm conditions. By the time the aircraft arrived back at the airstrip the wind was gusting north westerly at about 15 to 25 knots. The pilot assessed the wind direction and elected to land on the shorter north-south strip (about 330 metres long). On final approach the aircraft encountered strong turbulence and downdrafts. The pilot who had little experience in these conditions continued the approach until just prior to touchdown when he decided to go around and commenced a right turn. Whilst executing this manoeuvre the aircraft struck a log which was about 150 metres to the right and south of the strip.

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General details
Date: 05 October 1989 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1215  
Location:Uriarra Crossing Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Australian Capital Territory  
Release date: 26 April 1990  
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Unknown 
Aircraft model: Facet Saphire 
Aircraft registration: Not registered 
Serial number: 95-0050 
Type of operation: Private 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Jugiong NSW
Departure time:N/K
Destination:Uriarra Crossing ACT
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