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The pilot reported that he was manoeuvring near the side of a hill when the aircraft encountered an area of sink. An attempt to fly out of the sink was unsuccessful and the pilot manipulated the aircraft controls in an attempt to minimise the damage on touchdown. The keel beam fractured forward of the mast.

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General details
Date: 30 September 1990 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1000  
Location:Yeallering Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Western Australia Occurrence type: Hard landing 
Release date: 05 October 1990 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: JRM Helyplanes 
Aircraft model: Challenge 
Aircraft registration: Unknown 
Serial number: Not Known 
Type of operation: Sports Aviation 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Yeallering WA
Departure time:Not Applicable
Destination:Yeallering WA
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