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N14786 accident description

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Crash location 45.290000°N, 118.006944°W
Nearest city La Grande, OR
45.324577°N, 118.087719°W
4.6 miles away
Tail number N14786
Accident date 02 Sep 2009
Aircraft type Bellanca 17-30A
Additional details: None

NTSB Factual Report

The pilot reported during the approach to landing, he "…flared too high" and the airplane landed hard, bounced, and "…got away from me [him]." Despite his control inputs, the airplane exited the left side of the runway. Subsequently, the nose wheel landing gear and right main landing gear collapsed. Examination of the airplane by a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) inspector revealed that the right wing was substantially damaged. The pilot reported no anomalies with the airplane's flight control systems prior to the accident.

NTSB Probable Cause

The pilot's improper flare, which resulted in a bounced landing.

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