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During a demonstration engine failure after take-off on runway 17, the instructor closed the throttle when the aircraft was approximately 150-200 feet above the runway. He then lowered the nose and selected full flap with the airspeed in the range of 55-60 knots. The aircraft developed a higher than anticipated sink rate which could not be arrested before heavy contact with the runway. During the resulting high bounce, the instructor applied full power in an attempt to go-around. As the propeller had been damaged during the heavy landing, the climb performance of the aircraft was substantially reduced. A further two bounces ensued, during which the nose and left main landing gears collapsed.
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General details
Date: 03 June 1994 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 15:00 EST  
 Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
 Occurrence type: Ground strike 
Release date: 17 August 1994 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Cessna Aircraft Company 
Aircraft model: A152 
Aircraft registration: VH-UNP 
Sector: Piston 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Cessnock NSW
Destination:Cessnock NSW
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