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The student pilot was carrying out his second solo flight, after a dual check. The aircraft was observed to bounce during landing and porpoise along runway 29 L for a short distance before the nose landing gear collapsed. The aircraft slid to a halt on the edge of the runway.
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General details
Date: 22 December 1996 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 8:50 ESuT  
 Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
 Occurrence type: Hard landing 
Release date: 23 December 1996 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Piper Aircraft Corp 
Aircraft model: PA-38-112 
Aircraft registration: VH-FTX 
Sector: Piston 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Bankstown. NSW
Destination:Bankstown. NSW
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