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The pilot was attempting to land at Numurkah airstrip in gusty crosswind conditions. After a normal approach, the pilot reports having difficulty controlling the aircraft during the landing flare. The aircraft speed decreased, the aircraft stalled and landed heavily on the runway. The nose wheel collapsed, damaging the engine cowl and propeller.
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General details
Date: 25 January 1998 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 10:45 ESuT  
 Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
 Occurrence type: Hard landing 
Release date: 18 March 1998 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Piper Aircraft Corp 
Aircraft model: PA-28-235 
Aircraft registration: VH-MIM 
Sector: Piston 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Patho ALA Vic.
Destination:Numurkah ALA Vic.
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