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It was reported by a witness that the aircraft bounced several times on landing and ran off the strip, collapsing the maingear. The accident was not reported by the pilot. The wreckage was removed from the accident site, and neither it nor the pilot could be located for some five months. The pilot stated that he had been taxiing the aircraft to keep it serviceable. Whilst taxiing with the tail off the ground, the aircraft began to bounce uncontrollably. He said, that in the interests of safety, he applied full power, took off and flew a circuit. During the subsequent landing, the aircraft bounced, causing the landing gear to collapse. Following the accident he removed the wreckage to a farm for storage. This accident was not the subject of an on scene investigation.

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General details
Date: 07 April 1987 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1105  
Location:Kooralbyn, 18km SW of Beaudesert Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Queensland Occurrence type: Hard landing 
Release date: 02 December 1987 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Rollason Aircraft And Engines Limited 
Aircraft model: B.2 
Aircraft registration: VH-IWA 
Type of operation: Private 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Kooralbyn Qld
Departure time:N/A
Destination:Kooralbyn QLD
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