Aviation Accident Summaries

Aviation Accident Summary GAA18CA231

York, PA, USA

Aircraft #1




Same as Factual Information

Factual Information

The pilot reported that, during landing, she flared the airplane too early and high. She attempted to correct with power, but the airplane landed hard and bounced multiple times before the nose landing gear collapsed. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the fuselage. The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

Probable Cause and Findings

The pilot’s improper landing flare, which resulted in a hard, bounced landing and a nose landing gear collapse.


Source: NTSB Aviation Accident Database

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