NTSB Identification: WPR10CA400
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, August 13, 2010 in Wenden, AZ
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/20/2010
Aircraft: BEECH C23, registration: N9761L
Injuries: 1 Minor,1 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 that just after touchdown the airplane bounced and veered to the right. The pilot applied full power and attempted a go-around; however, the airplane exited the runway environment and struck a pole. Subsequently, the airplane nosed over substantially damaging the firewall. The pilot reported no mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airframe or engine prior to the accident.

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

The pilot’s inadequate bounced landing recovery and failure to maintain directional control during landing.

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