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The pilot made one local flight and a short time later departed on another with a club student pilot as passenger. His intention was to go to the training area but soon after departing the circuit he became concerned by rain showers close to the aerodrome and decided to return. As on DEPARTURE, runway 18 was used and the surface wind was light and variable. Rain was encountered and on final approach it became heavy, significantly reducing forward visibility. The pilot's landing technique on the aircraft type was to flare fairly high on the approach and adjust power for the final descent. The aircraft suddenly dropped from about 40-50 feet above the runway, contacting the surface very heavily. Aircraft damage was sustained as a result of the heavy landing. It is considered probable that the heavy landing was the result of the aircraft stalling on final approach.

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General details
Date: 09 April 1989 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1130 Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
Location   (show map):Wangaratta Aerodrome Occurrence type:Hard landing 
State: Victoria Occurrence class: Operational 
Release date: 20 December 1989 Occurrence category: Accident 
Report status: Final Highest injury level: None 
 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Avions Claude Piel 
Aircraft model: CP100 
Aircraft registration: VH-EDX 
Serial number: N37 
Type of operation: Private 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Wangaratta Aerodrome VIC
Departure time:1110
Destination:Wangaratta Aerodrome VIC
 
 
 
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