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The pilot planned to take two members of his family flying while conducting some local refresher flying in the circuit and local training area. On the ground it was very hot but the wind was calm. The pilot loaded the first passenger and conducted two circuits without incident. He then loaded the second passenger and departed the circuit for the training area. Upon return to the aerodrome the pilot noted that there was a light wind from the west and planned his circuit entry to land on runway 31. The circuit appeared to be normal until on final when he felt that he was too high and too fast. However he selected full flap and continued the approach touching down beyond the halfway point of the runway. The aircraft landed heavily nose wheel first and then bounced approximately two metres into the air. The tailcone and lower rudder also struck the ground as the aircraft bounced two more times before coming to rest off the right side of the runway.

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General details

Date: 28 Dec 1989 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1430 Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
Location:Northam Occurrence type:Hard landing 
State: WA Occurrence class: Operational 
Release date: 19 Jul 1990 Occurrence category: Accident 
Report status: Final Highest injury level: None 
 

Aircraft details

Aircraft manufacturer: Cessna Aircraft Company 
Aircraft model: 172 
Aircraft registration: VH-CMP 
Serial number: 17263425 
Type of operation: Private 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Northam WA
Departure time:1345
Destination:Northam WA
 
 
 
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