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The pilot was conducting practice forced landings in the training area. When overshooting from one of these approaches he observed that the flap would not retract from the two stages down position. After advising the flying club by radio of the problem, the pilot returned for a landing. The aircraft bounced on touchdown and then began to porpoise. The nosewheel was dislodged and the aircraft slewed off the runway before nosing over onto its back. The flaps had failed to retract because of a faulty micro-switch. The pilot had not experienced a malfunction of this nature before and had allowed this to distract him from the operation of the aircraft. He had persevered with the landing after the initial bounce, but had not been able to exercise adequate pitch control.

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General details
Date: 18 January 1987 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1110  
Location:Shepparton Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Victoria Occurrence type: Hard landing 
Release date: 13 April 1987 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Cessna Aircraft Company 
Aircraft model: 152 
Aircraft registration: VH-IBL 
Type of operation: Flying Training 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Shepparton VIC
Departure time:1110
Destination:Shepparton VIC
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