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N73328 accident description

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Crash location 43.907222°N, 92.498889°W
Nearest city Rochester, MN
43.974130°N, 92.502122°W
4.6 miles away
Tail number N73328
Accident date 18 Jun 2005
Aircraft type Cessna 172M
Additional details: None

NTSB Factual Report

On June 18, 2005, at 1730 central daylight time, a Cessna 172M, N73328, sustained substantial damage during landing on runway 20 (7,300 feet by 150 feet, concrete) at the Rochester International Airport (RST), Rochester, Minnesota. The private pilot was not injured. The 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight departed RST at 1625 on a local flight. Visual instrument meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident. No flight plan was filed.

The pilot reported that he had trimmed the airplane for a stable approach at 65 kts with 20 degrees of flaps and a left crab. He reported that he flared and reduced power for landing. He reported, "The aircraft bounced and then hit the runway in a nose low attitude." The pilot stopped the airplane on the runway.

The reported winds at RST at 1725 were 130 degrees at 10 knots.

NTSB Probable Cause

The pilot flared improperly and failed to recover from a bounced landing.

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