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During a solo training flight the aircraft made a heavy landing. This collapsed the nose strut and allowed the propeller to strike the ground. The aircraft then veered off the runway and came to a stop. Post flight debrief of the student by his instructor suggested that the student may have been too intent on monitoring his airspeed indicator on short final and misjudged his height.
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General details
Date: 03 September 1997 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 10:30 EST  
 Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
 Occurrence type: Hard landing 
Release date: 03 October 1997 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Piper Aircraft Corp 
Aircraft model: PA-38-112 
Aircraft registration: VH-AYD 
Sector: Piston 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Albury NSW
Destination:Albury NSW
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Last update 28 October 2014