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N9274Z accident description

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Crash location 39.237777°N, 119.562222°W
Nearest city Dayton, NV
39.237135°N, 119.592952°W
1.6 miles away
Tail number N9274Z
Accident date 12 May 2007
Aircraft type Cessna R172E
Additional details: None

NTSB Factual Report

The airplane landed hard during the pilot's attempted touch-and-go takeoff and landing. In a written statement, the pilot reported that the purpose of the flight was to perform practice touch-and-go takeoffs and landings at a nearby airport. On the second landing attempt, the pilot maneuvered the airplane into a flare too high (about 10 feet above the runway surface). The airplane touched down hard.

The pilot reported no preimpact mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airframe or engine. The firewall and right wing sustained damage during impact.

NTSB Probable Cause

The pilot's misjudged flare, which resulted in a hard landing.

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