NTSB Identification: FTW01LA186.
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Accident occurred Friday, August 17, 2001 in New Braunfels, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/01/2002
Aircraft: Cessna 421B, registration: N5286Z
Injuries: 4 Uninjured.

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During a crosswind landing on runway 13, the twin-engine airplane touched down hard, and the right main landing gear collapsed. The reported wind was from 200 degrees at 11 knots. The pilot did not submit a Pilot/Operator Aircraft Accident Report (NTSB Form 6120.1/2).

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

the pilot's inadequate flare of the airplane resulting in a hard landing. A contributing factor was the crosswind.

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