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The pilot reported that the aircraft was hit by a gusting cross wind during the landing roll. The aircraft then ground looped turning through 180 degrees before coming to a halt, on the western edge of the runway. Later examination of the aircraft by a local LAME revealed that there was damage to the left landing gear, the left wing tip and wing strut and the windscreen had popped out.

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General details
Date: 17 July 1995 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 14:40 EST  
 Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
 Occurrence type: Loss of control 
Release date: 14 September 1995 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Cessna Aircraft Company 
Aircraft model: 170A 
Aircraft registration: VH-JBD 
Sector: Piston 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Longreach QLD
Destination:Mount Isa QLD
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