NTSB Identification: LAX96LA021.
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Accident occurred Wednesday, October 25, 1995 in AUBURN, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/29/1996
Aircraft: CESSNA 182L, registration: N42712
Injuries: 1 Minor,1 Uninjured.

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The airplane touched down hard and bounced back into the air. Following the second touchdown, the airplane swerved off the runway, entered rough terrain, and the nose gear assembly collapsed. Witnesses who aided the pilot from the airplane observed that he had difficulty walking and required crutches. The pilot informed the witnesses that he had not fully recovered from hip surgery.

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

the pilot's failure to maintain directional control following a hard landing. His physical impairment was a factor.

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