NTSB Identification: CHI02LA291.
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Accident occurred Saturday, September 21, 2002 in Boyne Falls, MI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/25/2003
Aircraft: Cessna 172S, registration: N784SA
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

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The airplane sustained substantial damage during a hard landing. The pilot reported he landed on the center of runway 35 (5,200 feet by 60 feet, asphalt) about 800 feet from the beginning of the runway. He reported, "I did not feel or hear any striking of the prop on the runway. I felt that I simply flared too high, floated, and landed hard. I bounced once, added a little power, and landed properly. It was not until later that it was discovered the propeller tip was bent and that the nose wheel probably was the first to hit the runway."

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

The pilot's improper flare during landing.

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