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N2530S accident description

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Crash location 34.478056°N, 93.096111°W
Nearest city Hot Springs, AR
34.503700°N, 93.055179°W
2.9 miles away
Tail number N2530S
Accident date 28 Apr 2011
Aircraft type Cessna A185F
Additional details: None

NTSB Factual Report

The pilot approached the runway for a full stop landing with the wing flaps fully extended. On touchdown the airplane bounced twice and the left wingtip impacted the runway. The pilot was able to regain control of the airplane and taxied to parking. The airplane’s left wing and aileron sustained substantial damage during the impact. Seven minutes before the accident, the automated weather observing system (AWOS) at the airport reported winds variable at 6 knots. The pilot reported that there were no mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane prior to the accident.

NTSB Probable Cause

The pilot’s improper recovery from a bounced landing.

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