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After a normal approach in calm wind conditions the aircraft bounced following the initial touchdown. A number of bounces then occurred before the pilot was able to regain control of the aircraft. At this time he assessed that there was insufficient strip remaining to stop the aircraft or to safely go-around. A ground loop was attempted, during which the right landing gear collapsed. The strip length was about 120 metres longer than that required for a normal landing. The aircraft was being operated in excess of the maximum permitted landing weight. After the initial bounce the pilot persisted with the landing attempt and evidently did not consider carrying out a go-around until the aircraft was too far along the strip for this manoeuvre to be performed with safety.

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General details
Date: 04 November 1984 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1130 Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
Location:Wallacia Occurrence type:Hard landing 
State: New South Wales Occurrence class: Operational 
Release date: 31 May 1985 Occurrence category: Accident 
Report status: Final Highest injury level: None 
 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Bellanca Aircraft Corp 
Aircraft model: 8 
Aircraft registration: VH-UOO 
Type of operation: Private 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Wallacia NSW
Departure time:1115
Destination:Wallacia NSW
 
 
 
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