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The student pilot was on his first solo flight. During the final approach the instructor observed the aircraft pitch nose up and then down sharply as the student over-rotated and then pushed the control column forward. The aircraft touched down heavily on the nosewheel. Post flight inspection revealed nosewheel and engine mount damage.
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General details
Date: 04 May 1993 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 10:00 WST  
 Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
 Occurrence type: Hard landing 
Release date: 30 August 1993 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Cessna Aircraft Company 
Aircraft model: 152 
Aircraft registration: VH-JUE 
Sector: Piston 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Bunbury WA
Destination:Bunbury WA
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