The aircraft landed heavily and bounced three times. On the third contact with the ground the rim of the nosewheel apparently broke, resulting in the complete oleo leg assembly separating from the aircraft. The aircraft slid to a halt on the lower section of the engine cowl. The pilot had little experience on type and his reported approach speed was 11 knots faster than indicated in the flight manual. As the aircraft was higher on approach than normal, the landing flare was initiated too soon and it resulted in the aircraft ballooning. Despite the eventual heavy contact with the runway and the subsequent bounce, no attempt was made to initiate a go-around. This accident was not the subject of an on-site investigation.