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N537CR accident description

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Crash location Unknown
Nearest city Eastport, MI
45.107226°N, 85.350073°W
Tail number N537CR
Accident date 15 Aug 2004
Aircraft type Cessna 182S
Additional details: None
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NTSB Factual Report

On August 15, 2004, about 0900 eastern daylight time, a Cessna 182S, N537CR, piloted by a private pilot, sustained substantial damage when the nose landing gear collapsed during landing on runway 27 (3,300 feet by 100 feet, turf), at the Torchport Airport, Eastport, Michigan. The 14 CFR Part 91 personal flight was operating in visual meteorological conditions without a flight plan. The pilot and two passengers were not injured. The flight originated from Grosse Isle, Michigan about 0700.

In a written statement, the pilot stated that during landing, the airplane settled to the ground and then bounced about 2 feet into the air. He stated that airplane came back down and the nose wheel impacted a small depression in the airstrip. He said that he held the nose off of the ground for about another 60 to 100 yards before the airplane settled onto the engine cowl.

The airplane sustained damage to the propeller, engine, engine mount, firewall and fuselage.

NTSB Probable Cause

The pilot misjudging the landing flare resulting in the hard landing and his unsuccessful remedial action following the bounced landing.

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