During the morning the pilot, who had not flown for about 3 months, flew the aircraft, solo, and made three
landings without Incident, in the afternoon he took three friends on a flight around the town of Murtoa and on
returning to the field approached to land without using engine power and with full flap selected. The aircraft
touched down on the crest of a shallow undulation and bounced three times. The pilot did not take any
corrective action and on the last touch down the aircraft landed heavily on the nosewheel assembly which
collapsed rearwards. The aircraft skidded for a distance of 60 feet until the propeller spinner dug Into the
ground and brought it to a halt.