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Earlier in the day the pilot had undergone a dual check and was authorised to conduct the same operation solo. After some time in the training area he returned for a landing in light crosswind conditions. The aircraft landed heavily nosewheel first and bounced several times before the nose gear collapsed rearwards. The aircraft slid to a halt on its nose, 101 metres from the initial touchdown point. Recent rain had resulted in the available strip width being reduced to only 8 metres. The pilot advised that as he commenced to flare for landing the aircraft drifted off the centre of the strip. While concentrating to avoid landing on the soft sides of the strip he had not continued the flare and touchdown was made on the nosewheel. Although the pilot was aware of the actions required in the event of a bounced landing a go-around had not been attempted.

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General details
Date: 04 October 1984 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1250  
Location:Berwick Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Victoria Occurrence type: Hard landing 
Release date: 20 March 1985 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Cessna Aircraft Company 
Aircraft model: 150 
Aircraft registration: VH-TDX 
Type of operation: Flying Training 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Berwick VIC
Departure time:1250
Destination:Berwick VIC
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