NTSB Identification: CEN11CA031
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Thursday, October 14, 2010 in Pagosa Springs, CO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/16/2011
Aircraft: BEECH A36, registration: N4979M
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.

During the final approach to the runway, the pilot stated that he allowed the airplane to develop a high sink rate which he did not correct. The airplane touched down on the runway and bounced airborne twice. The nose gear fork then fractured and separated and the propeller struck the runway surface. The airplane received substantial damage to the forward fuselage.

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

The pilot's improper flare, which resulted in a hard landing.

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