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The student pilot was sent solo to conduct a sortie of normal and flapless circuits. After an uneventful first circuit, the pilot landed nose first on the second circuit and, after four bounces, the wheel separated from the nose leg. The pilot had extended slightly on downwind to allow for aircraft ahead in the traffic pattern. As a result the final leg was flown lower and faster than normal and the pilot evidently misjudged the flare. She was not able to recover from the ensuing bounces before the nosewheel was dislodged.
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General details
Date: 26 April 1993 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 12:00 WST Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
 Occurrence type:Hard landing 
 Occurrence class: Operational 
Release date: 30 August 1993 Occurrence category: Accident 
Report status: Final  
 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Cessna Aircraft Company 
Aircraft model: A152 
Aircraft registration: VH-BFC 
Sector: Piston 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Jandakot WA
Destination:Jandakot WA
 
 
 
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