NTSB Identification: CHI83LA157.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 21573.
Accident occurred Monday, March 28, 1983 in INDIANAPOLIS, IN
Aircraft: MOONEY M20-K, registration: N96446
Injuries: 2 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 ACFT LANDED HARD AND BOUNCED ENOUGH TO MAKE THE PROPELLER HIT THE RWY DURING LANDING. THE PILOT HAD MADE AN ILS APPROACH AND WHEN THE ACFT BROKE OUT OF THE CLOUDS IT CROSSED THE RWY THRESHOLD AT ABOUT 70 KTS. AT 10 FT AGL THE PILOT CUT THE POWER, FLARED, AND THE ACFT LANDED HARD. THE PILOT WAS ABLE TO KEEP DIRECTION RELATIVELY STRAIGHT THROUGH SEVERAL BOUNCES AFTER THE INITIAL TOUCHDOWN. THE PILOT SAID THE ACCIDENT WOULD NOT HAVE HAPPENED IF HE HAD MAINTAINED SOME POWER ON THE ACFT UNTIL TOUCHDOWN.

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

FLARE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

RECOVERY FROM BOUNCED LANDING..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

THROTTLE/POWER CONTROL..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND

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