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During the approach to land, just prior to crossing the runway end, the right main gear struck an earth mound. The gear leg was damaged by the impact. The mound, about three metres short of the 800 metre runway, was about 25 cm high and not easily seen from the approach path. The wind was light and there were no gusts or turbulence.
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General details
Date: 21 August 1997 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 15:00 CST  
 Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
 Occurrence type: Collision with terrain 
Release date: 05 September 1997 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Pilatus Britten-Norman Ltd 
Aircraft model: BN-2A-26 
Aircraft registration: VH-LHA 
Sector: Piston 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Gove NT
Destination:Gan Gan NT
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