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The pilot-under-training was making a practice power off approach in strong gusty wind conditions. There was considerable turbulence in the area. Just prior to round out the aircraft experienced a high rate of descent. Although substantial power was re-applied the pilot-in-command was unable to prevent the aircraft contacting the runway heavily in a right wing low attitude. The right maingear axle and main spar were bent and the right wing top skin was severely wrinkled.

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General details
Date: 31 October 1989 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 900  
Location:Camden Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: New South Wales Occurrence type: Hard landing 
Release date: 28 August 1990 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Piper Aircraft Corp 
Aircraft model: PA-28 
Aircraft registration: VH-FFL 
Serial number: 28-8118008 
Type of operation: Flying Training 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Bankstown NSW
Departure time:N/K
Destination:Camden NSW
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