NTSB Identification: FTW83LA076
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Thursday, December 02, 1982 in AUSTIN, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/02/1983
Aircraft: CESSNA 340A, registration: N4326C
Injuries: 5 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 THAT WHILE ON FINAL APPROACH TO LAND, FULL FLAPS WERE EXTENDED AS THE AIRCRAFT CROSSED OVER A HILL IMMEDIATELY BEFORE THE RUNWAY THRESHOLD. AFTER FULL FLAPS WERE SELECTED, THE AIRCRAFT ENTERED A HIGH SINK RATE AND LANDED HARD ON THE END OF THE RUNWAY. NO FURTHER PROBLEMS WERE NOTED DURING THE LANDING AND ROLL-OUT. THE PILOT EXAMINED THE AIRCRAFT AND DID NOT OBSERVE ANY DAMAGE. AFTER THE AIRCRAFT WAS FLOWN BACK TO HOUSTON, TX, A MORE COMPLETE INSPECTION REVEALED THAT A WING SPAR ASSEMBLY WAS SUBSTANTIALLY DAMAGED.

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

AIRSPEED..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FLARE..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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