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The pilot had previously experienced difficulty with directional control on landing. He had been given additional training in crosswind landing techniques on the day prior to the accident and had performed to a satisfactory standard. On the subject flight, the pilot carried out a normal approach and touchdown with a slight crosswind from the right. During the ground roll while still travelling at about 25 knots, the pilot lost directional control and the aircraft ground looped to the right. During the ground loop the left wheel broke off and hit the left wing strut.

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General details
Date: 19 March 1990 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1645  
Location   (show map):Redcourt (7km W of Bairnsdale) Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Victoria Occurrence type: Loss of control 
Release date: 15 May 1990 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Thruster Aircraft (Australia) Pty Ltd 
Aircraft model: TST 
Aircraft registration: 25-0238 
Serial number: N/A 
Type of operation: Sports Aviation 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Redcourt VIC
Departure time:1545
Destination:Redcourt VIC
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