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The pilot made a normal approach for a landing uphill with 10 to 15 knots of wind from the left rear. As the aircraft crossed a gully on short final it encountered a strong wind gust. The starboard wing dropped and the aircraft descended rapidly. It touched down heavily just short of the threshold. The pilot applied full power, executed a go-around and returned to Bairnsdale. Immediately after the flight the pilot noticed that the blade tips of both propellers had been bent aft. At a later date, less obvious distortion of the fuselage and the right wing was detected. It is highly probable that the aircraft encountered a strong windshear on short final.

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General details
Date: 20 February 1989 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1520  
Location:Lakes Entrance West Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Victoria Occurrence type: Hard landing 
Release date: 14 April 1989 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Beech Aircraft Corp 
Aircraft model: 95 
Aircraft registration: VH-MYM 
Serial number: TC-1777 
Type of operation: Private 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Bairnsdale VIC
Departure time:1510
Destination:Lakes Entrance West VIC
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