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The initial touchdown was in a flat attitude and the aircraft bounced. The second touchdown was on the nosewheel and the propeller struck the ground. After the aircraft bounced again the pilot carried out a go around, during which he noticed about 75 millimetres free travel in the elevators. A safe landing was made and an inspection revealed damage to the firewall, which had moved the elevator control cable pulleys rearwards and allowed the cables to slacken.

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General details
Date: 07 October 1984 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1420  
Location:Flinders Island Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Tasmania Occurrence type: Hard landing 
Release date: 05 March 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-EGZ 
Type of operation: Private 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Canberra ACT
Departure time:1420
Destination:Flinders Island TAS
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