NTSB Identification: WPR10LA445
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Thursday, September 02, 2010 in Rancho Murieta, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/17/2011
Aircraft: Morehead KR-2, registration: N522PC
Injuries: 1 Serious,1 Minor.

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 pilot reported that during the landing the airplane bounced and the nose pitched up, so he added power to go around. This was followed by his lowering the nose to build up airspeed; however, he overcorrected and the airplane impacted the runway with the nosewheel, collapsing the nose strut. The airplane subsequently skidded down the runway before exiting off the left side and nosing over, which resulted in substantial damage to the firewall and rudder. The pilot said that there were no preimpact anomalies that would have precluded normal operation of the airplane.

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

The pilot’s improper flare and recovery from a bounced landing.

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