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The student pilot was returning from his first solo trip to the training area where he had been practicing steep turns. He made a straight in approach for Runway 11 Left. The current Terminal Information (ATIS) reported the wind as 060 degrees 10 to 15 knots, crosswind mean 8 maximum 13 knots. As the aircraft touched down it started to drift to the right. The pilot attempted to correct this with rudder and started to apply power. The aircraft ground looped to the left through 45 degrees. The nose leg failed and the propeller contacted the runway. The aircraft came to rest on the grass to the left of Runway 11 Left. This accident was not the subject of a formal on-scene investigation.

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General details
Date: 24 October 1989 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1315  
Location:Bankstown Airport Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: New South Wales Occurrence type: Loss of control 
Release date: 06 November 1989 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Grob - Burkhart Flugzeugbau 
Aircraft model: G115 
Aircraft registration: VH-TGU 
Serial number: 8087 
Type of operation: Flying Training 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Bankstown Airport NSW
Departure time:N/K
Destination:Bankstown Airport NSW
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