NTSB Identification: LAX00LA164.
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Accident occurred Thursday, April 20, 2000 in PARKER, AZ
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/17/2001
Aircraft: Cessna U206G, registration: N7260N
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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The pilot reported that on final approach he was too high and too fast for landing. He attempted to lose altitude too quickly, which increased his airspeed above the recommended landing airspeed. After touchdown the airplane porpoised down the runway breaking off the nose landing gear wheel. The airplane skidded off the runway, nosed down, and then back down on its main landing gear. No mechanical malfunctions were reported.

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

The failure of the pilot to obtain the proper airspeed during landing, which resulted in a hard landing and subsequent porpoise down the runway.

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