NTSB Identification: MIA05CA114.
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Accident occurred Saturday, May 28, 2005 in Cedar key, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/13/2005
Aircraft: Beech F33A, registration: N16CT
Injuries: 2 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.
The pilot stated everything seemed normal on final approach, and it felt like he was going to touchdown very close to the approach end of the runway, so he added power. He said at best he can remember, the airplane was about 8 to 12 feet above the runway, and does not know if the winds at the water's edge caused him to make a hard landing are not. He said he landed hard on the nose, the nose gear collapsed, and the airplane skidded to a stop.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: The pilots improper landing flare/touchdown, which resulted in a hard landing, and damage to the airplane. Full narrative available
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