NTSB Identification: CHI02LA071.
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Accident occurred Saturday, January 26, 2002 in Bloomington, IN
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/28/2002
Aircraft: Beech F33A, registration: N350NW
Injuries: 4 Uninjured.

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The airplane experienced a hard landing on runway 17. The pilot reported the airplane ballooned during the landing flare after the main gear had touched the runway. The airplane then contacted the runway with the right main landing gear. He reported the impact was "strong" enough to damage the right main landing gear. The pilot reported that the local winds were being reported as 220 degrees at 10 knots gusting to 18 knots. The local METAR reporting station reported the winds at 1153, were from 220 degrees at 14 knots.

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

The pilot's inadequate recovery from a bounced landing which resulted in a hard contact with the runway. Factors associated with the accident were the improper flare and the crosswind condition.

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