NTSB Identification: MIA01LA112.
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Accident occurred Friday, April 06, 2001 in Lakeland, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/30/2001
Aircraft: Cessna 182Q, registration: N74SM
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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The pilot stated she made a normal landing. During the landing rollout she felt a shudder after the nose wheel touched down on the runway. Examination of the airplane by the NTSB and FAA revealed the nose wheel had collided with the runway first. The front of the nose wheel pants was scuffed and scratched, the right front side of the pant was scratched and broken. The nose wheel tire was flat and had a scuff mark running across the width of the tire. The engine cowling was removed and both sides of the engine firewall was bent inward. The left side of the forward fuselage located next to the firewall had a diagonal crease running from the firewall to the lower left wing strut. There was no damage noted to either main landing gear or the bottom of the fuselage.

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

The pilot's failure to flare on landing resulting in a hard landing.

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