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The pilot stated that he noticed a large piece of timber on the runway in line with the nosewheel during the landing flare. Power was applied and the nose wheel was raised to avoid the timber. During the subsequent landing the nosewheel struck the runway prior to the mainwheels. After returning to Mackay, the aircraft was inspected by an engineer who discovered damage to the firewall.
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General details
Date: 27 November 1994 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 10:30 EST  
 Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
 Occurrence type: Hard landing 
Release date: 08 March 1996 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Cessna Aircraft Company 
Aircraft model: 182F 
Aircraft registration: VH-CDN 
Sector: Piston 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Mackay QLD
Destination:Avoid Island QLD
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