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Shortly after DEPARTURE the pilot received an unfavourable weather report and decided to return to the DEPARTURE strip. The wind at the strip was estimated at 280/15 and the landing direction was 300 degrees. As the aircraft was about to touch down a sudden wind gust lifted the nose and left wing. The pilot recovered to a wings level attitude but the aircraft was then heading 30 degrees to the right of the landing direction. The aircraft collided with two low hawthorn bushes, coming to a stop a short distance further on facing opposite the landing direction.

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General details
Date: 07 July 1990 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1050  
Location:Deloraine Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Tasmania Occurrence type: Loss of control 
Release date: 24 October 1990 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Cessna Aircraft Company 
Aircraft model: 172 
Aircraft registration: VH-DPC 
Serial number: 17255806 
Type of operation: Private 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Deloraine TAS
Departure time:1026
Destination:Queenstown TAS
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