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The aircraft touched down, in a three point attitude, just short of the sealed runway and bounced. The pilot applied power and the aircraft was landed, mainwheels first, on the runway. Towards the end of the landing roll, as the nose of the aircraft was lowered, the propeller contacted the runway and the aircraft came to rest with the nosewheel pushed back against the gear doors. Pieces of metal from the nosegear landing assembly were found along the runway. No evidence was found of any pre-existing defect in the nosewheel mechanism. At the point of touchdown the nosewheel struck the five centimetre high lip at the end of the sealed runway. This impact broke the bearing end of the nosegear retraction assembly actuator which resulted in the nosegear collapsing.

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General details
Date: 24 February 1986 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1000  
Location:Caloundra Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Queensland  
Release date: 05 May 1987 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Cessna Aircraft Company 
Aircraft model: 210 
Aircraft registration: VH-IDZ 
Type of operation: Private 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Brisbane QLD
Departure time:930
Destination:Caloundra QLD
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