Bad bounce for Cessna

This May 2010 accident report is provided by the National Transportation Safety Board. Published as an educational tool, it is intended to help pilots learn from the misfortunes of others.

Aircraft: Cessna 182. Injuries: None. Location: Parkersburg, W.Va. Aircraft damage: Substantial.

What reportedly happened: The pilot was attempting to land in gusty winds. The airplane bounced several times and the pilot initiated a go-around.

The next landing was uneventful. However, while taxiing to the parking ramp, the pilot had difficulty steering the airplane. An inspection showed a flat nose-wheel tire and substantial damage to the lower firewall.

Probable cause: The pilot’s loss of aircraft control while landing with a gusting wind.

For more information: NTSB Identification: ERA10CA253


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