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The pilot flew three passengers out of Geelong on a private pleasure flight. Upon return he performed a normal circuit and approach with the intention of a full stop landing. On touchdown the aircraft bounced slightly. The pilot applied slight forward pressure on the control column. A second slightly higher bounce occurred. A third and final bounce resulted in a heavy landing which broke off the nosewheel.
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General details
Date: 05 July 1994 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 13:00 EST  
 Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
 Occurrence type: Hard landing 
Release date: 30 August 1994 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Cessna Aircraft Company 
Aircraft model: R182 
Aircraft registration: VH-ALI 
Sector: Piston 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Geelong Airport VIC
Destination:Geelong Airport VIC
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