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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.

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General details
Date: 31 May 1987 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1608  
Location:Leigh Creek Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: South 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: 210 
Aircraft registration: VH-TIZ 
Serial number: 210-061473 
Type of operation: Private 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Moorabbin VIC
Departure time:1240 approx
Destination:Leigh Creek SA
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