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N52450 accident description

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Crash location 43.128334°N, 85.676667°W
Nearest city Sparta, MI
43.160858°N, 85.710039°W
2.8 miles away
Tail number N52450
Accident date 12 Aug 2017
Aircraft type Cessna 182
Additional details: None

NTSB Factual Report

The pilot reported that the airplane landed hard and bounced. He added that he performed a go-around, landed, and taxied to the ramp uneventfully.

During a walkaround before another flight that day, he noticed that the airplane had sustained substantial damage to the fuselage during his previous flight.

The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

NTSB Probable Cause

The pilot’s improper landing flare, which resulted in a hard landing.

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