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The pilot reported that he planned to do a short-field landing to ensure that minimum braking action would be necessary on the wet grass surface. On late final approach, the aircraft encountered a down draft from which the pilot was unable to recover in time to avoid striking the lip of the strip. The left main gear was bent back as a result.

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General details
Date: 30 May 1990 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1104 Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
Location:Mabuiag Island  
State: Queensland Occurrence class: Operational 
Release date: 05 June 1990 Occurrence category: Accident 
Report status: Final Highest injury level: None 
 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Pilatus Britten-Norman Ltd 
Aircraft model: BN2 
Aircraft registration: VH-RTP 
Serial number: 79 
Type of operation: Charter 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Horn Is QLD
Departure time:1041
Destination:Mabuiag Island QLD
 
 
 
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