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On 29 September 2012, a Cessna P206B aircraft, registered VH-EGG, departed Gympie on a private flight to Monduran, Queensland.

During the landing, a significant wind gust was experienced, resulting in a hard landing on the main landing gear. The aircraft bounced and the pilot applied a small amount of power in an attempt to regain control. A second wind gust of greater intensity then occurred. The aircraft stalled and touched down hard on the nose landing gear. The pilot maintained directional control and the aircraft came to a stop. The aircraft sustained damage to the propeller, nose landing gear, and lower engine cowls.

This incident highlights the importance of conducting a go-around as soon as landing conditions appear unfavourable.

Aviation Short Investigation Bulletin – Issue 14

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General details
Date: 29 September 2012 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1016 EST  
Location   (show map):Monduran  Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Queensland Occurrence type: Hard landing 
Release date: 20 December 2012 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Serious Incident 
 Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Cessna Aircraft Company 
Aircraft model: 206 
Aircraft registration: VH-EGG 
Serial number: P2060372 
Type of operation: Private 
Damage to aircraft: Minor 
Departure point:Gympie, QLD
Destination:Monduran, QLD
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