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The instructor reported that he was conducting circuits and landings with a student. Several circuits had been completed satisfactorily but on this particular occasion the student delayed making the flare for landing. The instructor was unable to prevent a heavy touchdown which fractured the main skid.

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General details
Date: 26 December 1988 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1900  
Location:Lochiel Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: South Australia Occurrence type: Hard landing 
Release date: 17 April 1989 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Scheibe Flugzeugbau GmbH 
Aircraft model: Bergfalke  
Aircraft registration: VH-GZM 
Serial number: N/K 
Type of operation: Gliding 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Lochiel SA
Departure time:N/K
Destination:Lochiel SA
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