NTSB Identification: ATL04CA113.
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Accident occurred Tuesday, May 04, 2004 in Odessa, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/01/2004
Aircraft: Cessna 172N, registration: N737HW
Injuries: 3 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators used data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator and did not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.

According to the pilot, he and his passengers departed Executive Airport and stayed within the local flying area. After about one hour of flying, they returned to Executive Airport, The pilot report as he enter the traffic pattern for runway 08, he radioed his position. The pilot recalled that he lowered the wing flaps to the full down position on final approach. The pilot stated that the landing was a "hard one". The pilot taxied the airplane to the refueling pump and was told to leave the airplane at the pump. The pilot reported that he saw no damage to the airplane after deplaning. According to the pilot several days latter, he was informed of the firewall damaged to the airplane.

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

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

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