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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.
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General details
Date: 16 June 1969 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1410 EST Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
Location:Murtoa Occurrence type:Hard landing 
State: Victoria Occurrence class: Operational 
Release date: 03 December 1969 Occurrence category: Accident 
Report status: Final Highest injury level: None 
 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Cessna Aircraft Company 
Aircraft model: 172 
Aircraft registration: VH-WAQ 
Type of operation: Private 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Murtoa
Departure time:1400
Destination:Murtoa
 
 
 
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