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N6278T accident description

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Crash location 42.472223°N, 71.292777°W
Nearest city Bedford, MA
42.483428°N, 71.282835°W
0.9 miles away
Tail number N6278T
Accident date 21 Jan 2006
Aircraft type Cessna R182
Additional details: None

NTSB Factual Report

After landing on runway 29, the airplane became airborne again during the landing roll. It then started to porpoise and the nose gear contacted the runway hard. The pilot aborted the landing, performed another approach to the runway, and landed without further incident. Post flight inspection of the airplane revealed damage that included firewall buckling in several places. Winds reported at the airport about the time of the accident, were from 240 degrees at 19 knots, gusting to 26 knots.

NTSB Probable Cause

The pilot's improper flare resulting in a hard landing. A factor in the accident was the wind gusts.

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