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The student had completed a dual check flight, and was carrying out a period of solo circuits in calm conditions. On the third landing, the aircraft bounced, then touched down in a three-point attitude, skipped, and shortly after touching down again the nosewheel leg collapsed. The nosewheel leg oleo collars had failed in overload. Investigation revealed that the failure occurred due to touchdown occurring at a higher than normal airspeed, following an incorrectly judged landing flare.

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General details
Date: 03 May 1988 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1210  
Location:Goolwa Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: South Australia Occurrence type: Hard landing 
Release date: 24 June 1988 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-NAO 
Serial number: 152-80972 
Type of operation: Flying Training 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Goolwa SA
Departure time:1125
Destination:Goolwa SA
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