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The pilot reported that on arrival at the airstrip she overflew to check the wind. She estimated the wind was from the southwest at 10 knots so elected to land on the 130 degree strip. She described the strip as being close to hills necessitating a steep approach with full flap and low power. It was 1000 metres long with a gravel surface. She had not landed there before. Initial touchdown was on the main wheels. The aircraft then bounced twice and veered to the left. The pilot said she then applied power to go around but speed was low and the stall warning sounded. She then closed the throttle and attempted to put the aircraft back on the ground. However, the aircraft hit the ground nose first, broke the nosegear off and nosed over onto its back.
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General details
Date: 29 December 1994 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 16:30 ESuT  
 Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
 Occurrence type: Hard landing 
Release date: 09 January 1995 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: Minor 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Cessna Aircraft Company 
Aircraft model: 172M 
Aircraft registration: VH-SYO 
Sector: Piston 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Mangalore VIC
Destination:Moonambel VIC
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