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The instructor pilot was being checked by the club chief flying instructor (CFI). After completing some work in the local training area the aircraft was returned to the circuit area where the CFI took over the controls so that the instructor-under-check could demonstrate his instructional technique. As the aircraft approached the ground for the first landing the instructor told the CFI to "round out and hold the aircraft off". The CFI pulled back on the control column but the rate of descent was not fully arrested and the aircraft touched down heavily and bounced. The CFI pushed the control forward and the aircraft touched down again and bounced. The control column was again pushed forward and the aircraft again bounced after touching down. The aircraft then landed in a nose-down attitude and the left landing gear leg failed. The aircraft slid about 10 metres before coming to rest. This accident was not the subject of an on-site investigation.

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General details
Date: 20 December 1988 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1600  
Location:Caboolture Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Queensland Occurrence type: Hard landing 
Release date: 06 March 1989 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Thruster Aircraft (Australia) Pty Ltd 
Aircraft model: T500 
Aircraft registration: 25-0250 
Serial number: N/K 
Type of operation: Sports Aviation 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Caboolture QLD
Departure time:N/A
Destination:Caboolture QLD
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