NTSB Identification: CEN09LA319
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, May 24, 2009 in New Hudson, MI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/03/2010
Aircraft: Mileski Zenair, registration: N701MW
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 flight instructor and student pilot were returning to the departure airport during an instructional flight. The accident occurred during the first landing attempt, which was piloted by the flight instructor. During the touchdown, the airplane experienced a hard landing, which damaged the nose wheel, and upon the second touchdown the airplane veered off the runway. The flight instructor was providing flight instruction without a current airman medical certificate, and did not have a current flight review.

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 subsequent failure of the nose landing gear.

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