NTSB Identification: CEN10LA149
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Wednesday, March 10, 2010 in Seguin, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/22/2010
Aircraft: Stump Davis, registration: N4384N
Injuries: 1 Serious.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

A witness said the winds were calm when the pilot departed. Approximately 45 minutes later, he saw the airplane return and make a low pass and land on runway 17. He estimated the wind to be 15 knots, gusting to 22 knots. He saw the airplane bounce 3 times, then "wing over" into the grass and nose over. The pilot attributed the accident to his lack of "situational awareness," and a downwind takeoff and landing.

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

The pilot's improper flare, which resulted in a bounced landing and noseover during a downwind landing.

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