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The pilot reported that he had made a normal landing on the grass runway 14. The wind was a light crosswind from the left. During the ground roll the aircraft began to swing to the left. Application of right rudder was not effective and the aircraft ground looped to the left. During the ground loop the right hand gear leg broke off and the right wing contacted the ground. At the time of the accident there was a thunderstorm developing nearby and strong thermal activity was reported in the circuit area by another pilot. The loss of directional control was probably caused by a sudden wind gust associated with the unstable local conditions.

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General details
Date: 03 October 1990 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1145 Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
Location:Gympie Occurrence type:Loss of control 
State: Queensland Occurrence class: Operational 
Release date: 30 October 1990 Occurrence category: Accident 
Report status: Final Highest injury level: None 
 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Cessna Aircraft Company 
Aircraft model: 152 
Aircraft registration: VH-JYF 
Serial number: 15282627 
Type of operation: Private 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Gympie QLD
Departure time:1115
Destination:Gympie QLD
 
 
 
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