NTSB Identification: CEN09CA556
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Monday, August 31, 2009 in Richmond Hts., OH
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/15/2009
Aircraft: ALON A2, registration: N6363V
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 reported the crosswind landing approach was normal. Just before touching down, the airplane ballooned to an altitude of about 15 feet above the runway. The airplane "mushed hard" onto the runway, then veered off the right side of the runway where it contacted a taxiway light, resulting in substantial damage to the airplane. Local winds were from 340 degrees at 10 knots and the airplane was landing on runway 06.

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

The pilot's failure to maintain control of the airplane during the landing flare.

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