NTSB Identification: MIA00LA136.
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Accident occurred Sunday, April 16, 2000 in IMMOKALEE, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/02/2001
Aircraft: Bellanca 8KCAB, registration: N238DM
Injuries: 2 Serious.
NTSB investigators may have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.
According to the pilot while on final approach to the airport, and about 25 to 50 feet above the ground, 'the bottom dropped out coming down hard on [the] landing gear 6 feet short of runway. Ground was soft, pitching the plane on its nose.' According to the FAA inspector's statement the pilot '...did not report any mechanical problems.'
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: the pilot misjudged the flare resulting in a hard landing short of the intended landing site, subsequently impacting the ground, and nosing over. Full narrative available
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