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The pilot reported that he had made a good approach, but had flared high. The aircraft landed heavily on the mainwheels then nosewheel. Buckling of the firewall and undersurface of the fuselage was discovered after the aircraft had been shut down in the parking area. Prior to the accident, the pilot had occasional difficulties in the landing phase. The airspeed indicator was found to be overreading by five knots at threshold speeds. This reduced the margin above the aircraft stall and is likely to have increased the pilot`s handling difficulties.

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General details
Date: 30 May 1985 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 900  
Location:Roma Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Queensland Occurrence type: Hard landing 
Release date: 27 September 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: Flying Training 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Dalby QLD
Departure time:0900
Destination:Roma QLD
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