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The pilot elected to go around when the aircraft bounced following a fast approach. During the go around sequence, the left wing and the propeller touched the ground and the engine stopped. The pilot was able to recover and land next to the runway.
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General details
Date: 19 May 1994 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 13:30 WST  
 Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
 Occurrence type: Ground strike 
Release date: 24 August 1994 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Mooney Aircraft Corp 
Aircraft model: M20J 
Aircraft registration: VH-ECH 
Sector: Piston 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Meekatharra WA
Destination:Mt Augustus Station WA
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