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Weather conditions were fine with a five knot wind directly down the runway. The student had previously flown gliders and had recently been introduced to ultralight flying. As his last flight had been some six weeks ago a period of dual was being conducted with an instructor. On the third landing the aircraft bounced on touch down and veered left. The student applied power for go around but overcorrected and the aircraft then veered to the right. Concerned that the aircraft would not clear trees ahead the instructor intervened to land the aircraft. A ground loop followed and the aircraft sustained damage as a result. The accident was not the subject of an on scene investigation.

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General details
Date: 18 March 1989 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1215 Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
Location:Anakie Occurrence type:Hard landing 
State: Victoria Occurrence class: Operational 
Release date: 12 May 1989 Occurrence category: Accident 
Report status: Final Highest injury level: None 
 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Thruster Aircraft (Australia) Pty Ltd 
Aircraft model: Gemini 
Aircraft registration: 25-0044 
Serial number: N/A 
Type of operation: Sports Aviation 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Anakie VIC
Departure time:1155
Destination:Anakie VIC
 
 
 
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