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The pilot was conducting a series of solo circuits and landings into a wind of 10 to 20 knots, with occasional gusts to 25 knots. On the third approach, the aircraft had been flared for landing when it suddenly ballooned and a wing dropped. Full power was applied, but the aircraft sank heavily to the strip and the nosegear collapsed. The student pilot had reacted correctly when a sudden wind gust was encountered, however he had been unable to prevent a heavy touchdown. This accident was not the subject of an on scene investigation.

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General details
Date: 13 May 1986 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: N/A  
Location:Coldstream Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Victoria Occurrence type: Hard landing 
Release date: 14 July 1986 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Cessna Aircraft Company 
Aircraft model: 150 
Aircraft registration: VH-RAI 
Type of operation: Flying Training 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Coldstream VIC
Departure time:N/A
Destination:Coldstream VIC
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