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After crossing the threshold at 75 knots power was reduced to idle and a landing flare commenced at about 25 feet agl. The aircraft floated for some distance before the nosewheel contacted the ground heavily 400 metres from the threshold. A bounce ensued followed by a further heavy touchdown on the nosewheel which then collapsed and was torn off as the aircraft slid on its nose for 98 metres.

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General details
Date: 05 June 1983 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1125  
Location:Brunette Downs Racecourse NT (218 km NE of Tennant Creek NT) Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Northern Territory Occurrence type: Hard landing 
Release date: 23 August 1985 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Cessna Aircraft Company 
Aircraft model: 182 
Aircraft registration: VH-IRL 
Type of operation: Private 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Tennant Creek NT
Departure time:1024
Destination:Brunette Downs Racecourse NT
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