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N1441D accident description

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Crash location 43.537500°N, 84.074445°W
Reported location is a long distance from the NTSB's reported nearest city. This often means that the location has a typo, or is incorrect.
Nearest city Saginaw, MI
43.419470°N, 83.950807°W
10.2 miles away
Tail number N1441D
Accident date 30 May 2016
Aircraft type Cessna 170
Additional details: None

NTSB Factual Report

The pilot reported that after a long straight-in final approach, as he reduced power for the landing flare, the airplane dropped "flat" and bounced hard on the runway. The pilot further reported that he added power to cushion the touchdown after the bounce, but the right main landing gear had collapsed after the initial impact. Subsequently, the airplane veered off the runway to the left and nosed over.

The fuselage, wings, and vertical stabilizer were substantially damaged.

The pilot did not report any mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

NTSB Probable Cause

The pilot's exceedance of the critical angle of attack during the landing flare, which resulted in an aerodynamic stall, hard landing, right main landing gear collapse, runway excursion, and nose over.

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