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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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