NTSB Identification: IAD98LA093.
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Accident occurred Sunday, July 19, 1998 in EDGARTOWN, MA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/28/2000
Aircraft: Cessna 182, registration: N2608Q
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 stated she performed a straight-in approach for landing at the grass strip. She reported the approach was 'normal' but she landed hard. The pilot stated her back seat passengers thought it was 'normal' for a grass field landing. While preparing for the return flight to 7B3, the pilot discovered structural damage to the airplane. Further examination revealed a wrinkled fuselage and collapsed firewall.

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

was the pilot's improper flare prior to touchdown.

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