NTSB Identification: ERA10CA460
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Thursday, August 26, 2010 in Ocean City, MD
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/20/2010
Aircraft: CESSNA 177B, registration: N16023
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 private pilot stated that he entered a left traffic pattern for runway 20 and completed all checklist items. He flared the airplane at 25 feet above the ground and the airplane touched down on the main landing gear and bounced back into the air. As the pilot applied aft pressure on the control yoke, the airplane touched down on the runway, and bounced back into the air. After applying full power, the airplane touched back down, bounced again, and the nose wheel tire blew. Examination of the airplane revealed that the firewall was bent and the fuselage skin was wrinkled. The pilot reported winds from 050 degrees at 9 knots.

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

The pilot's improper recovery from a bounced downwind landing.

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