NTSB Identification: LAX96LA183.
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Accident occurred Friday, April 26, 1996 in LAS VEGAS, NV
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/20/1996
Aircraft: Cessna R182, registration: N2649C
Injuries: 4 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

The pilot made a hard landing on runway 19R, which was 5,002 feet long by 75 feet wide. The pilot reported that the airplane bounced slightly into the air, then a second time, following which the left main landing gear tire blew out. The pilot lost control of the airplane, veered left off the side of the runway, and collided with an airport sign. The FAA coordinator examined the flat tire and opined that its preimpact condition had been satisfactory for use. No defects were observed.

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

the pilot's misjudged landing flare and improper bounced landing recovery. Contributing factors were the overload failure of a main landing gear tire which resulted in the pilot's loss of directional control.

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