NTSB Identification: DEN04LA039.
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Accident occurred Sunday, January 18, 2004 in St. George, UT
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/02/2004
Aircraft: Cessna 182Q, registration: N5202N
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 was performing touch and go landings. On the third landing, the airplane touched down normally, but then became airborne again. The pilot said he delayed putting the power in, thinking the airplane would settle. The airplane's nose dropped and the nose gear hit the runway resulting in a bounced landing. The pilot executed a go around, flew the airplane around the pattern, and made a full stop landing. A post-flight inspection of the airplane revealed substantial damage to the lower right side of the firewall. An examination of the airplane's systems revealed no anomalies.

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

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

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