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N6180R accident description

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Crash location 40.521111°N, 74.592222°W
Nearest city Manville, NJ
40.540937°N, 74.587657°W
1.4 miles away
Tail number N6180R
Accident date 09 Nov 2008
Aircraft type Cessna 172RG
Additional details: None

NTSB Factual Report

The operator reported that the pilot took the keys to the airplane and commenced a flight in the local pattern. While landing, the airplane contacted the runway hard on the nose gear. After the flight, the operator’s maintenance personnel discovered evidence of a propeller strike to the runway and a damaged firewall. The pilot did not respond to Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board requests for information regarding the accident.

NTSB Probable Cause

The pilot's improper flare, which resulted in a nose-wheel-first landing.

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