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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 149158
Last updated: 28 June 2020
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Date:15-SEP-2012
Time:08:15
Type:Silhouette image of generic C182 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 182P Skylane
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N58844
C/n / msn: 18262336
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Mecosta Morton Airport - 27C, MI -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Greenville, MI (6D6)
Destination airport:Mecosta, MI (27C)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
The pilot reported that the accident occurred as he was attempting to land on a grass runway in calm wind conditions. He stated that the airplane bounced upon touchdown and that he initially believed it would settle back onto the runway without further incident. However, the airplane landed hard and bounced for a second time. The airplane then impacted nose first on the runway centerline, about 3/4 of the way down the useable length of the runway. The nose landing gear collapsed, and the airplane slid on the forward fuselage about 40 feet before it nosed over. The pilot reported no preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation. Additionally, he stated that he did not attempt an aborted landing because there were buildings located off the end of the runway, which he believed the airplane would not have been able to clear.
Probable Cause: The pilot's improper landing flare, which resulted in a bounced landing and loss of airplane control.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20120915X10854&key=1


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
15-Sep-2012 14:00 FLYINGBROTHER1 Added
17-Sep-2012 08:12 RobertMB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Source, Narrative]
21-Sep-2012 07:13 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Source, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:28 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
28-Nov-2017 13:26 ASN Update Bot Updated [Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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