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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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