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The pilot was carrying out a series of practice circuits and landings. On this particular approach the aircraft bounced after touchdown. The pilot applied some power in an attempt to cushion the subsequent touchdown, however the aircarft struck the ground heavily and bounced again. A go around was conducted and was followed by a normal landing. Post-flight inspection revealed damage to the nose strut, the engine firewall area and the propeller.

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General details
Date: 14 March 1985 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1345  
Location:Bankstown Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: New South Wales Occurrence type: Hard landing 
Release date: 02 July 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-WPC 
Type of operation: Private 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Bankstown NSW
Departure time:1340 approx
Destination:Bankstown NSW
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