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N9476X accident description

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Crash location 38.946666°N, 76.776111°W
Nearest city Mitchellville, MD
38.925112°N, 76.742746°W
2.3 miles away
Tail number N9476X
Accident date 21 Jul 2004
Aircraft type Cessna 182R
Additional details: None

NTSB Factual Report

On July 21, 2004, at 2215 eastern daylight time, a Cessna 182R, N9476X, was substantially damaged while landing at the Freeway Airport, Mitchellville, Maryland. The certified flight instructor (CFI) and certificated private pilot were not injured. Night visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan was filed for the local instructional flight conducted under 14 CFR Part 91.

According to the CFI, the private pilot was at the controls for the night checkout flight. While landing on runway 18, a 2,400-foot-long lighted asphalt runway, the private pilot flared "a little high," and the airplane stalled about 20 feet above the runway. The airplane touched down hard on the runway, and came to rest upright.

NTSB Probable Cause

The private pilot's inadequate flare, and the CFI's delayed remedial action, which resulted in an inadvertent stall/mush and hard landing. A factor related to the accident was the night conditions.

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