NTSB Identification: ATL02LA006.
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Accident occurred Thursday, October 11, 2001 in Raleigh, NC
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/09/2002
Aircraft: Beech BE-55-T42A, registration: N44RA
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.
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During landing, the airplane bounced three times on the nosewheel with each successive bounce worst than the previous one. The pilot then added power and completed the landing. The airplane sustained damage to the nose gear, blade tips of the left propeller, left engine mount, and the fuselage forward of the cabin door. No mechanical problems were noted during the post-crash airframe examination, nor did the pilot report a mechanical problem with the airplane during the landing.
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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