NTSB Identification: ATL00LA008.
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Accident occurred Friday, October 22, 1999 in COLUMBUS, GA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/21/2001
Aircraft: Cessna 310R, registration: N7571Q
Injuries: 3 Uninjured.

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The private pilot and flight instructor were performing night touch and go landings. Five landings were executed without incident and the private pilot requested to perform a short field landing for their sixth landing. During the landing, the airplane touched down hard on the right main gear. Examination of the airplane revealed right wing spar, strut, and skin damage. Neither pilot reported any mechanical deficiencies with the airplane.

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

The pilot's improper flare that resulted in a hard landing.

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