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The pilot of the Cessna 182RG was conducting flying training under supervision. Whilst carrying out a glide approach the airspeed decayed below that required to execute a normal landing. A missed approach was initiated, however, the aircraft contacted the runway heavily before becoming airborne. It was subsequently found that the rudder trim was jammed, and a PAN call was broadcast. The aircraft was subsequetly landed safely. The maintenance investigation revealed substantial damage to the landing gear and associated structure, as a result of the heavy initial impact on the runway. The reason for the jammed rudder trim has not yet been determined, however, it is considered to be as a result of the heavy landing.
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General details
Date: 06 April 1998 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 10:28 EST  
 Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
 Occurrence type: Hard landing 
Release date: 04 June 1998 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Cessna Aircraft Company 
Aircraft model: R182 
Aircraft registration: VH-PUF 
Sector: Piston 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Canberra ACT
Destination:Canberra ACT
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