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The pilot was conducting a solo navigation exercise, which involved an enroute landing. Turbulence was encountered during the latter stages of the landing approach and a heavy touchdown occurred. The aircraft bounced and again touched down heavily before the pilot was able to regain control of the landing. After taxying to the parking area, the pilot discovered damage to the nosegear leg and adjacent structure. Relatively strong and gusty wind conditions existed at the time of the accident. Sink had been encountered on short final approach and the pilot had been unable to prevent a heavy touchdown.

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General details
Date: 25 October 1986 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 904  
Location:Goulburn Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: New South Wales Occurrence type: Hard landing 
Release date: 29 January 1987 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Cessna Aircraft Company 
Aircraft model: 172 
Aircraft registration: VH-BEM 
Type of operation: Flying Training 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Camden NSW
Departure time:0904
Destination:Goulburn NSW
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Last update 13 May 2014