NTSB Identification: DEN02LA060.
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Accident occurred Wednesday, June 19, 2002 in Telluride, CO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/06/2002
Aircraft: Cessna 172M, registration: N9089H
Injuries: 2 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.

The pilot reported he flew the final approach at too fast an airspeed. The pilot said, "As a result of this extra speed, I porpoised on landing." An examination of the airplane revealed damage to the firewall and a propeller blade. No other anomalies were revealed.

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

the pilot not maintaining proper aircraft control resulting in a hard landing. Factors contributing to this accident were the high airspeed, the porpoise encountered during the landing, and the pilot's delayed remedial action resulting in the damage to the airplane.

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