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The pilot reported that he was attempting to land on a short, one way strip in a quartering tail wind. While on short final the wind speed increased. The aircraft drifted left and sank low on the approach path, finally striking a rock fence just short of the threshold. The left landing gear assembly and the right wheel and axle were dislodged in the impact. The aircraft came to rest some 30 metres from the fence to the left of the strip. The pilot advised that the strip did not meet the requirements of an Authorised Landing Area (ALA) in terms of slope, length and obstacles. He was not experienced in operating in tail wind conditions into one way strips and had only landed at this particular strip once before but in different wind conditions.

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General details
Date: 20 January 1991 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1703  
Location   (show map):Monegeetta Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Victoria  
Release date: 09 May 1991 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Bellanca Aircraft Corp 
Aircraft model: 7 
Aircraft registration: VH-SDH 
Serial number: 958-77 
Type of operation: Private 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Monegeetta VIC
Departure time:1650
Destination:Monegeetta VIC
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