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The pilot was carrying out a practice circuit. Although the approach was good, the flare was initiated too high. The pilot attempted to correct by lowering the nose, however he was late in initiating the second flare. The aircraft struck the ground and bounced into a nose high attitude. The pilot again lowered the nose which resulted in another bounce. The gear finally collapsed after the third ground impact. The instructor assessed that the pilot's performance on earlier dual flights that day was of a sufficiently high standard to authorise him to do a solo circuit. However, on this circuit the flare height was misjudged and the technique used to recover from the bounced landing was incorrect.

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General details
Date: 06 September 1987 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1705  
Location:Beverley Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Western Australia Occurrence type: Hard landing 
Release date: 24 November 1987 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Grob - Burkhart Flugzeugbau 
Aircraft model: G103 
Aircraft registration: VH-KYN 
Serial number: 3064 
Type of operation: Gliding 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Beverley WA
Departure time:1700
Destination:Beverley WA
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