NTSB Identification: CHI97LA129.
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Accident occurred Sunday, May 11, 1997 in MISHAWAKA, IN
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/09/1999
Aircraft: Beech B33-35, registration: N12GS
Injuries: 1 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 was landing on runway 28 with winds from 210 degrees at 12 knots gusty to 22 knots when the accident occurred. He reported that when approximately 10-15 feet above the runway he heard a momentary 'chirp' of the stall warning horn. He reported the airplane then dropped and the nose gear collapsed.

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

Improper flare. A factor associated with the accident was the gusty, crosswind condition.

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