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The flight from Esperance to Jandakot was uneventful. At Jandakot the pilot made an approach to runway 24 using 40 degrees of flap and crossed the runway threshold at 65 knots. He commenced to level off and had closed the throttle when the nose wheel contacted the runway heavily before the main wheels. The aircraft was allowed to bounce several times to a maximum height of four feet, before the pilot applied engine power to regain control and he then completed the landing. When the aircraft was examined on the tarmac, the propeller, nosewheel assembly and engine mount were found to be damaged.
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General details
Date: 05 February 1969 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1706 WST  
Location:Jandakot Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Western Australia Occurrence type: Hard landing 
Release date: 02 December 1969 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Piper Aircraft Corp 
Aircraft model: PA-28 
Aircraft registration: VH-PWK 
Type of operation: Private 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Esperance
Departure time:1415
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