NTSB Identification: DEN99LA106.
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Accident occurred Friday, June 18, 1999 in PLATTEVILLE, CO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/31/2000
Aircraft: Cessna 172N, registration: N5266J
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 landed at a private airport, turned around at the end of the runway, and took off again. He remained in the airport traffic pattern with the intention of making another landing. The touchdown was said to be 'firm.' The airplane bounced three times before the nose landing gear collapsed. The airplane skidded to a halt, damaging the right wing extensively.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: The pilot misjudging the flare altitude, resulting in a hard landing, and his subsequent loss of aircraft control. A factor was overload forces collapsing the nose landing gear assembly. Full narrative available
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