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The pilot had completed a satisfactory check with an instructor prior to commencing his second set of solo night circuits. The circuits were part of the pilot's initial night flying training. On the second landing, the pilot raised the nose too quickly and the sudden loss of speed and lift caused the aircraft to touch down heavily. The heavy touch down damaged the landing gear.

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General details
Date: 15 May 1990 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 2210  
Location:Jandakot Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Western Australia Occurrence type: Hard landing 
Release date: 02 July 1990 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Piper Aircraft Corp 
Aircraft model: PA-28 
Aircraft registration: VH-TUT 
Serial number: 28R-30765 
Type of operation: Flying Training 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Jandakot WA
Departure time:N/A
Destination:Jandakot WA
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