Aviation Accident Summaries

Aviation Accident Summary ERA13CA357

West Mifflin, PA, USA

Aircraft #1

N75131

PIPER PA-34-200T

Analysis

Same as Factual Information

Factual Information

According to the pilot he encountered turbulence and gusting winds at his destination airport. During his landing attempt, the airplane landed hard on the nose gear, resulting in substantial damage to the forward bulkhead. The pilot did not report any preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures that would have precluded normal operation. A review of the weather revealed winds from 340 degrees at 7 knots with no gusts.

Probable Cause and Findings

The pilots improper landing flare, which resulted in a hard landing.

 

Source: NTSB Aviation Accident Database

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