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During a period of solo circuit training using runway 11R, the pilot was advised by the tower of strengthening winds with a maximum crosswind component of 15 knots. He elected to fly another circuit to assess the conditions and on downwind decided to make a full-stop landing on runway 11C to terminate the flight. Upon touching down the aircraft commenced to bounce and veer into wind. After several bounces the nose landing gear collapsed.

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General details
Date: 03 November 1990 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1425 Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
Location   (show map):Bankstown Occurrence type:Loss of control 
State: New South Wales Occurrence class: Operational 
Release date: 04 April 1991 Occurrence category: Accident 
Report status: Final Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Piper Aircraft Corp 
Aircraft model: PA-38 
Aircraft registration: VH-NFY 
Serial number: 38-82A0096 
Type of operation: Flying Training 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Bankstown NSW
Departure time:1340
Destination:Bankstown NSW
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