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In the course of a daily inspection, a LAME discovered that the aircraft had sustained damage to the nosewheel support structure and the firewall. It was evident that the damage had occurred as a result of a heavy landing. The last pilot to fly the aircraft reported that after landing at Albany he had noted that the nosewheel oleo was flat. After seeking advice from the aircraft operator, he had flown the aircraft back to Jandakot. It was possible that the damage had occurred during the landing at Albany. The pilot had limited experience on type and the aircraft was operated near its maximum gross weight. The pilot stated that he was high on the approach at Albany so he rapidly closed the throttle prior to hold-off. The nose attitude was high and although the mainwheels contacted the runway first, when the nosewheel touched-down, it did so harder than normal.

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General details
Date: 07 February 1987 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1145  
Location:Albany Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Western Australia Occurrence type: Hard landing 
Release date: 14 August 1987 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Cessna Aircraft Company 
Aircraft model: 182 
Aircraft registration: VH-MOO 
Serial number: 182-64521 
Type of operation: Private 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Jandakot WA
Departure time:945
Destination:Albany WA
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