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The pilot reported that he made a normal circuit and approach to land with a touchdown speed of about 60 kts. However, the aircraft bounced and he pushed forward on the control column to recover. The aircraft then touched down first on the nosewheel which immediately collapsed. The aircraft slid to a stop on the nosegear and propeller while remaining on the strip.

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General details
Date: 14 July 1988 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1006  
Location:Mt Borradaile Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Northern Territory Occurrence type: Hard landing 
Release date: 20 October 1988 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Cessna Aircraft Company 
Aircraft model: 182 
Aircraft registration: VH-MQG 
Serial number: R18201590 
Type of operation: Private 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Smith Point NT
Departure time:N/K
Destination:Mt Borradaile NT
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