NTSB Identification: CHI97LA165.
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Accident occurred Wednesday, May 21, 1997 in KANSAS CITY, MO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/26/1998
Aircraft: Cessna 182RG, registration: N736YZ
Injuries: 3 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 flew to Olathe, Kansas with two passengers and returned. While landing at Kansas City Downtown Airport, the airplane landed hard. The pilot's attorney stated that the 'Pilot came in . . . hot, fast, and high, and had a hard landing.' The airplane received substantial damage, which included deformation of the fuselage (right side) and deformation of the right main gear.

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

the pilot's improper flare, which resulted in a hard landing. A factor relating to the accident was the excessive airspeed.

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