NTSB Identification: MIA96TA112.
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Accident occurred Friday, March 29, 1996 in LAKELAND, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/06/1996
Aircraft: Cessna 210, registration: N2306D
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

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The pilot stated he made an uneventful full flap approach and touchdown. The airplane continued down the runway and yawed abruptly to the left. Right rudder was applied with negative results. The airplane went off the left side of the runway, pitched up on its nose and came to rest on the main landing gear. Examination of the nose gear steering revealed no evidence of a precrash failure or malfunction. Examination of the runway revealed the airplane touched down nose gear first with a severe side load, followed by the left main landing gear, and then the right main landing gear. The airplane traveled another 100 feet before departing the runway.

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

the pilot's improper flare on landing, and his improper use of flight controls on landing rollout.

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