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The aircraft had departed Cowra to return to Hoxton Park but as it was passing Lake Wyangala a cabin door became unfastened. The pilot then decided to return to Cowra to rectify the problem. The weather at Cowra was reported as fine with a variable wind gusting to 10 knots. The pilot said the approach was normal, but as the aircraft entered the landing flare a gust of wind caused the aircraft to balloon. The aircraft then touched down but began a series of bounces, culminating in the nose landing gear collapsing. The aircraft then slid a short distance before coming to a halt on the strip.

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General details
Date: 27 January 1990 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1330  
Location:Cowra Airport Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: New South Wales Occurrence type: Hard landing 
Release date: 23 March 1990 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Beech Aircraft Corp 
Aircraft model: 23 
Aircraft registration: VH-LFS 
Serial number: M2284 
Type of operation: Private 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Cowra NSW
Departure time:N/K
Destination:Hoxton Park NSW
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