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N166Z accident description

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Crash location 35.038889°N, 106.614167°W
Nearest city Albuquerque, NM
35.084491°N, 106.651137°W
3.8 miles away
Tail number N166Z
Accident date 16 Jul 2017
Aircraft type Cessna TU206
Additional details: None

NTSB Factual Report

The pilot reported that, during the landing touchdown, a gust of wind caused the airplane to float back into the air. Subsequently, the airplane porpoised, and he initiated a go-around. The second landing was uneventful, however, before the airplane exited onto the taxiway the front wheel seized.

A post-accident examination revealed that, the front tire rim was damaged and the tire was flat.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the firewall.

The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

The automated weather observation system on the accident airport reported, about the time of the accident, the wind from 120° at 11 knots. The pilot landed on runway 12.

NTSB Probable Cause

The pilot’s improper landing flare in gusting wind conditions, which resulted in a porpoised landing.

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