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The aircraft was being flown by a student pilot conducting a solo flight in the training area. During the final approach, the aircraft suffered a heavy landing that buckled the engine mounts and firewall. The student reported that during finals, he may have been distracted by a problem associated with the radio. As a result, the approach on late finals was flown high on glidepath and too fast. On roundout, the aircraft ballooned and landed heavily.
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General details
Date: 26 November 1997 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 17:00 WST  
 Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
 Occurrence type: Hard landing 
Release date: 13 February 1998 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Cessna Aircraft Company 
Aircraft model: A152 
Aircraft registration: VH-RWJ 
Sector: Piston 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Jandakot WA
Destination:Jandakot WA
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