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N61635 accident description

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Crash location 43.662778°N, 84.261389°W
Nearest city Midland, MI
43.615583°N, 84.247212°W
3.3 miles away
Tail number N61635
Accident date 27 May 2003
Aircraft type Cessna 172M
Additional details: None

NTSB Factual Report

On May 27, 2003, at 1200 eastern daylight time, a Cessna 172M, N61635, sustained substantial damage during a hard landing at the Jack Barstow Airport (3BS), Midland, Michigan. The pilot and passenger reported no injuries. The 14 CFR Part 91 personal flight originated from 3BS earlier that morning and was not on a flight plan. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident.

The piloted reported that upon returning from the local flight he entered the pattern for runway 36 (3,000 feet by 75 feet, asphalt). The pilot stated that he was too high during the landing on runway and the airplane bounced. He then applied power in an attempt to regain control of the aircraft, however, the aircraft bounced a second time. The pilot reported that he felt he was too far down the runway to attempt a go around, so he turned the airplane off into the grass. The nose strut collapsed and the propeller struck the ground.

The pilot reported no malfunctions with the aircraft or engine prior to the accident.

At 1153, the MBS International Airport (MBS) Saginaw, Michigan, located 21 nautical miles (nm) away, recorded: Wind 010 degrees at 8 knots.

NTSB Probable Cause

The pilot misjugded the flare and his improper recovery from a bounced landing.

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