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N550DP accident description

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Crash location 38.842222°N, 99.273056°W
Nearest city Hays, KS
38.879178°N, 99.326770°W
3.9 miles away
Tail number N550DP
Accident date 06 Sep 2011
Aircraft type Cessna A185F
Additional details: None

NTSB Factual Report

According to the pilot after an uneventful cross-country flight he set up for landing after a normal approach. Upon touchdown on the right main landing gear, the airplane bounced and ground looped to the left. The airplane nosed over inverted resulting in substantial damage to both wings and tail section. The reported wind at the time of the accident was calm with no gusts. After the accident, the experienced pilot reported that he should not have delayed in performing a more effective recovery from the bounced landing.

NTSB Probable Cause

The pilot's improper recovery from a bounced landing, which resulted in a loss of control.

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