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The student was conducting a period of circuits. On his second approach, he was requested to make a full stop landing due to a problem with a following aircraft. He reported that the aircraft touched down normally on the main wheels just beyond the threshold. When he lowered the nose wheel, the nose of the aircraft seemed to sink too far. He applied braking as the aircraft pulled to the left, off the centreline, towards the grass. The aircraft came to rest with the nose landing gear collapsed rearwards. Examination showed the nosewheel tyre had been in very poor condition. It is possible that the tyre crept on the rim during touchdown, resulting in the valve stem being torn off, deflating the tyre.

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General details
Date: 19 December 1990 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1055 Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
Location   (show map):Bankstown Airport  
State: New South Wales  
Release date: 11 April 1991 Occurrence category: Accident 
Report status: Final Highest injury level: None 
 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Cessna Aircraft Company 
Aircraft model: 150 
Aircraft registration: VH-JSE 
Serial number: 15061010 
Type of operation: Flying Training 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Bankstown NSW
Departure time:N/K
Destination:Bankstown NSW
 
 
 
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