The pilot of the Cessna 182 was practicing touch-and-go landings at the airport in Colorado Springs.
He was on his sixth approach when the tower air traffic controller requested that he do a short approach.
The pilot stated that he was landing with full flaps, and the wind was 180° at 5 knots gusting to 18 knots. The airplane landed “flat” and bounced, then drifted to the right.
The pilot was unable to correct the drift. The airplane went off the runway and came to rest nose down in a shallow ditch, resulting in substantial damage. The pilot was not injured.
The NTSB determined the probable cause as the pilot’s improper recovery from a bounced landing.
NTSB Identification: CEN13CA236
This April 2013 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.