NTSB Identification: BFO95LA034.
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Accident occurred Saturday, March 18, 1995 in GRETNA, VA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/31/1995
Aircraft: CESSNA 182K, registration: N2439Q
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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THE PILOT REPORTED THAT DURING SLOW FLIGHT OVER A PRIVATE AIRSTRIP THE AIRPLANE LOST MORE ALTITUDE THAN HE EXPECTED. HE STATED THAT HE MADE A SERIES OF ERRORS SO HE DECIDED TO LAND THE AIRPLANE. A HARD LANDING WAS MADE. THE NOSE GEAR BROKE OFF AND THE AIRPLANE NOSED OVER.

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

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

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