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The pilot was carrying out a period of solo circuit training, after having completed three check circuits with an instructor. On the second landing, the aircraft bounced, then touched down again heavily on the nosewheel. The nosegear leg failed due to overload and the aircraft ran off the runway. The pilot was attempting to carry out a short field landing and misjudged the flare. He stated that following the bounce, the nose of the aircraft dropped and he was unable to regain the landing attitude before the nosewheel struck the runway. This accident was not the subject of an on-site investigation.

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General details
Date: 05 December 1985 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 820  
Location:Cairns Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Queensland Occurrence type: Hard landing 
Release date: 19 March 1986 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Beech Aircraft Corp 
Aircraft model: 23 
Aircraft registration: VH-IHP 
Type of operation: Flying Training 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Cairns QLD
Departure time:0820
Destination:Cairns QLD
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