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N5025G accident description

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Crash location 42.195000°N, 84.030834°W
Nearest city Manchester, MI
42.150318°N, 84.037723°W
3.1 miles away
Tail number N5025G
Accident date 01 Aug 2008
Aircraft type Prendergast RV-7A
Additional details: None

NTSB Factual Report

The pilot reported that during landing he let the "nose come down and used brakes which caused the low clearance gear leg to dig in and begin bending." The airplane's propeller and wing subsequently contacted the "undulating" grass strip. The pilot reported no mechanical malfunctions with the airplane during the accident flight. The pilot's safety recommendation was to replace the accident gear leg with the "new revision ... from Vans [aircraft] which has greater ground clearance."

NTSB Probable Cause

The pilot's inadequate flare during landing. Contributing to the accident was the uneven terrain.

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