NTSB Identification: FTW94LA188.
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Accident occurred Friday, June 03, 1994 in TELLURIDE, CO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/24/1995
Aircraft: CESSNA 182H, registration: N1838X
Injuries: 3 Uninjured.

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THE PILOT OBTAINED TWO TERMINAL SEQUENCE REPORTS EN ROUTE THAT INDICATED THE WIND WAS CALM. ON FINAL APPROACH, SHE WAS ADVISED THE WIND WAS FROM 130 DEGREES AT 4 KNOTS. DURING THE FLARE, A GUST OF WIND CAUSED THE AIRPLANE TO INCREASE ALTITUDE THAT WAS EXAGGERATED BY THE RUNWAY DOWNSLOPE. THE AIRPLANE LANDED HARD AND BOUNCED. THE PILOT ADDED POWER TO GO-AROUND, BUT THE ENGINE DID NOT RESPOND BECAUSE THE PROPELLER HAD BEEN DAMAGED BY GROUND CONTACT. THE AIRPLANE BOUNCED SEVERAL MORE TIMES BEFORE COMING TO A HALT. THE NOSE GEAR AND FIREWALL WERE DAMAGED.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

WAS THE PILOT'S IMPROPER RECOVERY FROM A BOUNCED LANDING. FACTORS WERE GUSTY WINDS AND RUNWAY DOWNSLOPE.

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