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The instructor advised that they had been approaching to land at 55 - 60 kt when the aircraft encountered a wind shear of about 20 kt. The aircraft began to sink rapidly and the student pulled back on the control column and applied power. The subsequent landing on the main wheels was heavy. The aircraft bounced and another circuit was flown. After landing it was found that the nosegear had been distorted forward. There were dust devils in the area and the pilot considers that they had encountered one, although there was no dust to make it visible. The wind had been a south-easterly at 10 - 20 kt but it was a north-easterly after they had landed.
General details
Date: 26 October 1993 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 14:00 EST  
 Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
 Occurrence type: Hard landing 
Release date: 28 March 1994 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Cessna Aircraft Company 
Aircraft model: 182Q 
Aircraft registration: VH-IVK 
Sector: Piston 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Mundubbera QLD
Destination:Monduran QLD
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