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N77FJ accident description

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Crash location 43.052500°N, 83.804722°W
Nearest city Flushing, MI
43.063083°N, 83.851073°W
2.5 miles away
Tail number N77FJ
Accident date 31 Jul 2009
Aircraft type Taylorcraft BC12-65
Additional details: None
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NTSB Factual Report

The pilot stated that he used a forward slip to lose altitude on final. He said that he was a "little slow" when he came out of the slip. He reported that the landing was a hard landing, the right main landing gear contacted first, and then the gear folded under the airplane.

NTSB Probable Cause

The pilot's failure to maintain adequate descent rate and airspeed on final resulting in a hard landing.

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