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During the pilot's second solo flight the aircraft bounced twice on landing. The pilot persisted with the landing attempt and applied forward control column pressure after each bounce. Following the second bounce the nose wheel struck the ground heavily and was torn off and the aircraft overturned.

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General details
Date: 30 March 1985 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: N/A  
Location:Melton Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Victoria Occurrence type: Hard landing 
Release date: 30 April 1985 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Cessna Aircraft Company 
Aircraft model: 152 
Aircraft registration: VH-TNX 
Type of operation: Flying Training 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Melton VIC
Departure time:N/A
Destination:Melton VIC
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Last update 13 May 2014