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Following a normal approach for landing during a period of solo circuits, the aircraft touched down heavily and bounced. Attempts by the pilot to recover from the bounced landing resulted in a second more accentuated bounce. Recovery from the second bounce was not effected and the aircraft impacted the runway in a nose low attitude. No pre-existing defects were found which could have contributed to this occurrence.

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General details
Date: 09 October 1987 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 745 Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
Location:Cessnock Occurrence type:Hard landing 
State: New South Wales Occurrence class: Operational 
Release date: 03 December 1987 Occurrence category: Accident 
Report status: Final Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Piper Aircraft Corp 
Aircraft model: PA-28 
Aircraft registration: VH-CNL 
Serial number: 76-25254 
Type of operation: Flying Training 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Cessnock NSW
Departure time:0740
Destination:Cessnock NSW
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