NTSB Identification: CHI97LA090.
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Accident occurred Tuesday, March 25, 1997 in GRAND FORKS, ND
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/25/1997
Aircraft: Curtiss-Wright P-40E, registration: N7205A
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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During a ferry flight, with the main retractable landing gear was pinned in the down position using safety cables, the pilot made a normal approach to land. During landing the pilot was observed as having made a hard landing resulting in the left main landing gear collapsing.

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

the pilot's improper flare during landing.

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