NTSB Identification: ATL03LA053.
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Accident occurred Tuesday, March 04, 2003 in Rogersville, TN
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/28/2006
Aircraft: Piper PA-32R-300, registration: N4135Q
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.

According to the pilot, the purpose of the flight was to practice flight maneuvers for an upcoming commercial check ride. While practicing a power-off 180-degree precision landing to runway 25, the landing gear collapsed during touchdown. The airplane skidded about 300 feet on the runway surface and continued off the left side of the runway into the grass. The pilot did not report a mechanical problem with the airplane prior to the landing.

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

The pilot's improper landing flare which resulted in a hard landing.

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