NTSB Identification: CEN12CA363
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Wednesday, June 06, 2012 in New Douglas, IL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/13/2012
Aircraft: HOAC-AUSTRIA HK 36R SUPER DIMONA, registration: N400HK
Injuries: 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 he maintained excessive airspeed during the final approach to landing and the glider bounced (in what he described as a pilot-induced oscillation) after the initial touchdown. The landing gear collapsed on the third bounce, resulting in substantial damage to the fuselage. The pilot reported that the glider had no mechanical malfunctions or failures prior to the landing.

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

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

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