NTSB Identification: IAD01LA074.
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Accident occurred Monday, July 02, 2001 in Montgomery, NY
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/13/2003
Aircraft: Cessna 182S, registration: N2437P
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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The pilot intended to perform one touch-and-go and then a full stop landing. During the landing flare of the first approach, the airplane encountered a gust of wind and bounced on the runway. The pilot "mistakenly released back pressure" he had maintained throughout the flare, and the airplane bounced several more times down the runway. During the final bounce, the airplane drifted to the right side of the runway, the pilot added full power, and initiated a go-around. During the second landing, the pilot again released the back pressure, the airplane bounced several more times and the nose gear collapsed.

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

The pilot's improper flare, and improper recovery from a bounced landing.

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