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N6394B accident description

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Crash location 35.040277°N, 106.609167°W
Nearest city Albuquerque, NM
35.084491°N, 106.651137°W
3.9 miles away
Tail number N6394B
Accident date 26 Apr 2002
Aircraft type Cessna 210
Additional details: None

NTSB Factual Report

On April 26, 2002, at 1915 mountain daylight time, a Cessna 210 single-engine airplane, N6394B, sustained substantial damage during a hard landing at the Albuquerque International Sunport Airport, at Albuquerque, New Mexico. The airplane was owned by Cabezon Leasing, LLC, of Albuquerque, New Mexico, and operated by Mountain Aviation, of Tijeras, New Mexico, under 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. The airline transport rated pilot and his two passengers were not injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the personal cross-country flight, and a flight plan was not filed. The flight originated at Farmington, New Mexico, approximately 1800.

The pilot reported that after the initial touchdown on runway 21, the airplane became airborne and "in an instant later slammed on the nose wheel." The nose landing gear tire had a "blow-out," and the airplane slid to a stop.

The FAA inspector, who responded to the accident site, found structural damage at the engine firewall.

The pilot reported that during the landing, the wind was from 190 degrees at 27 knots gusting to 39 knots. At 1856, the weather observation facility at Albuquerque reported the wind from 200 degrees at 20 knots with gusts to 36 knots. At 1956, the weather observation facility at Albuquerque reported the wind from 190 degrees at 21 knots with gusts to 26 knots.

NTSB Probable Cause

the pilot's inadequate compensation for the wind conditions resulting in a hard landing. A contributing factor was the gusty winds.

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