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The student made a normal approach for landing in calm wind conditions. As the aircraft touched down on the airstrip it bounced and ballooned to about three feet above the ground. The student unexpectedly pushed the control stick forward. Before the instructor could completely counteract the student's control input the aircraft impacted the ground with the nose cone and the mainwheels simultaneously.

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General details
Date: 16 February 1989 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1215  
Location:"Redcourt" near Bairnsdale Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Victoria Occurrence type: Hard landing 
Release date: 01 May 1989 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: Minor 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Thruster Aircraft (Australia) Pty Ltd 
Aircraft model: Gemini 
Aircraft registration: 25-02238 
Serial number: N/A 
Type of operation: Sports Aviation 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:"Redcourt" VIC
Departure time:1205
Destination:Redcourt VIC
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