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All the pilot's previous flying experience was in conventional aircraft. He had operated this aircraft only to the extent of conducting short "hops" along the strip. On this occasion however, he became airborne and flew for about 15 minutes before approaching to land. On late finals as the aircraft flared for landing, the engine power was heard to increase and then decrease. At the same time, the aircraft began to porpoise. The right wing and then the nose struck the ground before the aircraft nosed over.

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General details
Date: 19 July 1990 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1117  
Location   (show map):Murwillumbah Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: New South Wales Occurrence type: Loss of control 
Release date: 30 July 1990 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: Serious 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: G.D. Bedson 
Aircraft model: Resurgam MK II 
Aircraft registration: 10-0160 
Serial number: Not known 
Type of operation: Sports Aviation 
Damage to aircraft: Destroyed 
Departure point:Murwillumbah NSW
Departure time:1100
Destination:Murwillumbah NSW
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