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N42766 accident description

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Crash location 41.371389°N, 73.481945°W
Nearest city Danbury, CT
41.402317°N, 73.471234°W
2.2 miles away
Tail number N42766
Accident date 31 Dec 2001
Aircraft type Cessna 182
Additional details: None

NTSB Factual Report

On December 31, 2001, about 1125 eastern standard time, a Cessna 182, N42766, was substantially damaged while landing at the Danbury Municipal Airport (DXR), Danbury, Connecticut. The certificated student pilot was not injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan was filed for the instructional flight conducted under 14 CFR Part 91.

In a written statement, the student pilot said she was landing on runway 26, a 4,422-foot long, 150-foot wide, asphalt runway. The airplane touched down "flat" and bounced hard about four times, before it came to rest.

The airplane sustained damage to the propeller, nose wheel and firewall.

The student pilot did not report any mechanical problems with the airplane. She reported 45 hours of total flight experience, with 22 hours in make and model.

Winds reported at the airport at 1153, were from 270 knots at 12 knots.

NTSB Probable Cause

The student pilot's improper flare and recovery from a bounced landing.

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