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The pilot reported that during a practice forced landing on the strip, he was undershooting on short final, and applied power to correct the approach. The aircraft landed heavily, bounced and swung left towards trees. Full power was applied, but as the aircraft climbed away the left wing struck a tall dead tree.

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General details
Date: 29 April 1990 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 720  
Location:Hazeltons Strip Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Queensland Occurrence type: Hard landing 
Release date: 04 June 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: 25-0235 
Serial number: N/K 
Type of operation: Sports Aviation 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Hazeltons Strip QLD
Departure time:N/A
Destination:Hazeltons Strip QLD
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