Aviation Accident Summaries

Aviation Accident Summary WPR23LA010

Burlington, WA, USA

Aircraft #1




The pilot reported that, during the landing approach the winds were shifting, but he was still confident a landing could be achieved. The airplane then touched down hard and bounced. He attempted to ease back pressure on the control yoke, but the nose began to lower. The nose wheel subsequently struck the ground with an accompanying loud noise. The forward fuselage and firewall were substantially damaged. The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation, and that the accident could have been avoided if he had applied full power and performed a go-around after the first touchdown.

Probable Cause and Findings

The pilots improper landing flare and remedial action which resulted in a hard, bounced landing.


Source: NTSB Aviation Accident Database

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