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N715V accident description

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Crash location 42.200000°N, 83.733333°W
Nearest city Ann Arbor, MI
42.270872°N, 83.726329°W
4.9 miles away
Tail number N715V
Accident date 29 Aug 2009
Aircraft type Socata Tbm 700
Additional details: None

NTSB Factual Report

During landing, with the airplane near "the numbers, at about 85 knots", the pilot stated that "the bottom dropped out." The airplane's right main landing gear then impacted the runway. The airplane's right wing was substantially damaged during the hard landing. The pilot reported that during the approach, the control tower gave him three different wind advisories, varying from 260 to 300 degrees. At the time of the accident, the winds were reported from the northeast at 18 knots, gusting to 25 knots. There were no reported anomalies with the airplane’s flight controls.

NTSB Probable Cause

The pilot's hard landing during gusty wind conditions.

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