Aviation safety investigations & reports

Cessna 152, VH-IVX, Bankstown NSW, 20 July 1988

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Status: Completed
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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    
State: New South Wales   Occurrence type: Hard landing  
Release date: 06 September 1988   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: None  

Aircraft details

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