NTSB Identification: ATL05CA160.
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Accident occurred Saturday, September 10, 2005 in WILMINGTON, NC
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/20/2005
Aircraft: Cessna 182T, registration: N1251C
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.

According to the pilot, he established an approach to land on runway 06 at 80 to 85 knots. The pilot further stated that during the touchdown phase the airplane bounced several times on the runway and came to rest 1800 feet down the 8000 foot long runway. Post-accident examination of the airplane revealed that the engine firewall and nose gear were damaged and all three propeller blades were bent aft. Post-accident examination of the flight control surfaces revealed no mechanical failures. The pilot did not report any mechanical problem with the airplane during the flight or approach to land.

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, and the collapse of the nose gear.

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