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The pilot, who was inexperienced in total hours and hours on the aircraft type, landed the aircraft firmly. A bounce occurred but the pilot persevered with the landing. After the aircraft had bounced a further three times the nose wheel collapsed and the aircraft slid to rest on its nose.

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General details
Date: 03 February 1985 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1005 Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
Location:Hoxton Park Occurrence type:Hard landing 
State: New South Wales Occurrence class: Operational 
Release date: 11 March 1985 Occurrence category: Accident 
Report status: Final Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Beech Aircraft Corp 
Aircraft model: 23 
Aircraft registration: VH-UMM 
Type of operation: Private 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Hoxton Park NSW
Departure time:N/A
Destination:Hoxton Park NSW
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