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The pilot reported that he had carried out several takeoffs and landings on the same stretch of beach immediately before the accident. During the landing roll the aircraft encountered a soft patch of sand and nosed over, bending the main spar and some ribs.

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General details
Date: 12 November 1989 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1650 Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
Location:Southport Spit  
State: Queensland  
Release date: 22 February 1990 Occurrence category: Accident 
Report status: Final Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: AirBorne Australia 
Aircraft model: Buzzard 
Type of operation: Private 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Southport Spit QLD
Destination:Southport Spit QLD
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