This May 2009 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: Destin, Fla. Aircraft damage:
What reportedly happened: Recorded winds at the airport about the time of the accident were from 190° at six knots. According to the pilot the downwind and base leg of the approach to runway 14 were normal. He aligned the airplane with the runway centerline at 75 knots, with “two notches” of flaps. He reduced power just before crossing the runway threshold, and flared for landing. The airplane sank. The pilot noted that he was above stall speed with no stall warning indication. The airplane subsequently came down on the centerline and bounced four times, with the stall warning horn sounding after the first bounce.
Probable cause: The pilot’s improper recovery from a bounced landing.
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