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The pilot was carrying out a period of circuit practice. After touchdown on the fourth circuit the aircraft commenced to porpoise. The pilot applied forward elevator in an attempt to control the aircraft. The aircraft subsequently touched down heavily on the nosewheel, causing the nosegear to collapse and the propeller to strike the runway. The pilot lacked recent experience, and had not considered going around when the aircraft began to porpoise.

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General details
Date: 24 December 1987 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1123  
Location:Hoxton Park Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: New South Wales Occurrence type: Hard landing 
Release date: 01 March 1988 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Beech Aircraft Corp 
Aircraft model: 23 
Aircraft registration: VH-UMT 
Serial number: M-2143 
Type of operation: Private 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Hoxton Park NSW
Departure time:1100 Approx.
Destination:Hoxton Park NSW
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