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On arrival in the circuit area, the pilot noted that the wind was varying in direction by about 60 degrees and was gusting from about 5 to 20 knots. The strip in use was 500 metres in length and full flap was extended during the approach. Touchdown was made about 150 metres beyond the aiming point, and a series of bounces of increasing intensity occurred. The nosewheel separated from the strut and the aircraft came to rest 60 metres before the end of the strip. The approach to the strip was made in moderately turbulent conditions. The pilot, who had relatively limited experience in operating into short strips, had attempted to force the aircraft onto the ground.

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General details
Date: 12 May 1986 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1109  
Location:Medlow Bath Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: New South Wales Occurrence type: Hard landing 
Release date: 08 July 1986 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Cessna Aircraft Company 
Aircraft model: 206 
Aircraft registration: VH-RDR 
Type of operation: Charter 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Medlow Bath NSW
Departure time:1109
Destination:Medlow Bath NSW
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