NTSB Identification: LAX98LA291.
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Accident occurred Friday, September 11, 1998 in BUCKEYE, AZ
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/20/2000
Aircraft: Cessna T210R, registration: N6153U
Injuries: 5 Minor.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

Although the windsock indicated runway 09, the pilot elected to land downwind because of obstructions on the departure end of runway. He touched down at 80 knots with 30 degrees flaps, about 150 feet beyond the runway threshold. After the aircraft bounced several times, he added 'some' power to stabilize the oscillations. Now nearing the departure end of the runway, he became concerned that he would not be able to stop. He applied power to abort the landing and raised his flaps to 20 degrees. During the abort, the aircraft stuck a car that was traveling along the airport boundary. After striking the vehicle, the elevator controls became jammed. The pilot reduced power and made a forced landing. A witness estimated winds as from the east at 10 knots gusting to 15. Skid marks were visible near the left side of the departure end of the runway. A postaccident inspection showed the flaps were at 10 degrees.

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

the pilot's delayed response in recovering from a bounced landing combined with his delayed decision to abort the landing. The pilot's inadequate compensation for tailwind conditions and inadvertently raising the flaps to 10 degrees were factors in this accident.

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