NTSB Identification: LAX98LA088.
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Accident occurred Tuesday, February 10, 1998 in PAYSON, AZ
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/15/2001
Aircraft: Cessna 182P, registration: N52748
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 of the accident aircraft performed a preflight inspection of the aircraft, including reviewing the logbook and squawk sheet, with no discrepancies noted. The operator of the flight school said that a student pilot had done a hard landing with this airplane approximately 10 hours before this flight. He visually examined the aircraft for damage and did not find any damage to the nose gear as a result of the hard landing. The pilot of the accident airplane reported a normal landing and touchdown, but stated that the nose gear continued to lower as the weight of the airplane landed on the runway. She stated she could not steer the airplane to the taxiway, so she shut down the engine and called for assistance.

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

The collapse of the nose landing gear for undetermined reasons.

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