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The student pilot was flying solo circuits and landings after a dual check with an instructor. During one landing attempt the aircraft entered a porpoising manoeuvre which resulted in the nosewheel breaking off.

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General details
Date: 27 October 1990 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1520  
Location:Point Cook Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Victoria Occurrence type: Hard landing 
Release date: 26 November 1990 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Cessna Aircraft Company 
Aircraft model: 150 
Aircraft registration: VH-RDJ 
Serial number: A15000154 
Type of operation: Flying Training 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Point Cook VIC
Departure time:N/A
Destination:Point Cook VIC
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