NTSB Identification: NYC05LA142.
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Accident occurred Wednesday, September 14, 2005 in Rockland, ME
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/26/2007
Aircraft: Raytheon BE-390, registration: N701DF
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, as the airplane touched down, the left main landing gear tire "blew." The airplane veered left, and the pilot lifted it back off the ground. The airplane then banked to the right, experienced an "ugly flare," and lost airspeed before impacting the ground "hard" on the right main landing gear, causing substantial damage. The pilot reported no mechanical deficiencies with the airplane, nor did a postaccident examination of the airframe, to include the left tire, reveal any.

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

The pilot's failure to maintain aircraft control during landing.

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