NTSB Identification: IAD02LA069.
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Accident occurred Sunday, July 07, 2002 in Plainville, CT
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/26/2003
Aircraft: Cessna 182T, registration: N3541A
Injuries: 1 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, he completed several touch and go's with "no difficulty," during a "moderate crosswind." During the final landing, the airplane touched down on the runway, then began to porpoise. As the airplane bounced the second time, a gust of wind blew it to the right side of the runway. The airplane continued off the runway and over an embankment, and subsequently nosed over and collided with a fence. There were no mechanical anomalies with the airplane.

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

The pilot's improper recovery from a bounced landing.

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