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N323FT accident description

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Crash location 44.852500°N, 93.030834°W
Nearest city South St Paul, MN
44.843600°N, 93.039600°W
0.8 miles away
Tail number N323FT
Accident date 14 May 2016
Aircraft type Cirrus Design Corp SR20
Additional details: None

NTSB Factual Report

The pilot reported that during the landing flare the airplane impacted the ground in a slight nose high pitch attitude, which resulted in a tail strike. The pilot further reported that he taxied to the ramp area without further incident.

A postaccident examination by the pilot revealed substantial damage to the rudder.

According to the pilot there were no preimpact mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airframe or engine that would have precluded normal operation.

NTSB Probable Cause

The pilot's excessive nose high pitch attitude, which resulted in a tail strike during the landing flare.

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