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After returning from the local training area, the pilot joined the circuit for a landing. He stated that he flared high, added some power whilst allowing the aircraft to descend, then reduced power again. The aircraft contacted the runway heavily in a slightly nose down attitude. The firewall, lower fuselage skin and control tunnel were all deformed, causing control difficulties during the subsequent taxying. Following the high flare the pilot failed to adequately arrest the sink-rate. Skid marks on the runway in the vicinity of the touchdown, and a substantial single bald patch on the right tyre indicated that the right brake was probably applied at touchdown.

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General details
Date: 02 March 1985 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1100  
Location:Dalby Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Queensland Occurrence type: Hard landing 
Release date: 15 April 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-PLF 
Type of operation: Private 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Dalby QLD
Departure time:945
Destination:Dalby QLD
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