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The pilot was engaged on his third solo flight and had been authorised to conduct a series of circuits and landings. During the first landing the aircraft bounced and subsequently struck the ground in a nose-low attitude. The nosegear collapsed and the aircraft came to rest on the grass to the left of the sealed runway.

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General details
Date: 20 July 1988 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1105  
Location:Bankstown Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: New South Wales Occurrence type: Hard landing 
Release date: 06 September 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-IVX 
Serial number: 15279568 
Type of operation: Flying Training 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Bankstown NSW
Departure time:1055
Destination:Bankstown NSW
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