NTSB Identification: FTW02LA131.
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Accident occurred Friday, April 26, 2002 in Albuquerque, NM
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/08/2003
Aircraft: Cessna 210, registration: N6394B
Injuries: 3 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

According to the pilot, during the initial touchdown on runway 21, in day visual meteorological conditions, the airplane became airborne and "in an instant later slammed on the nose wheel." The nose landing gear tire had a "blow-out," and the airplane slid to a stop. The pilot reported that during the landing, the wind was from 190 degrees at 27 knots gusting to 39 knots. The weather observation facility at the airport reported the wind from 200 degrees at 20 knots with gusts to 36 knots.

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

the pilot's inadequate compensation for the wind conditions resulting in a hard landing. A contributing factor was the gusty winds.

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