NTSB Identification: WPR12CA266
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, June 16, 2012 in Meadow Creek, MT
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/15/2012
Aircraft: CESSNA 182H, registration: N2424X
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.

On final approach to the mountain airstrip, the pilot applied the first notch of flaps. As the airplane neared the airstrip, he realized that the airplane was too high. He added the next notch of flaps and continued the descent. As the airplane crossed the approach end of the airstrip, he considered conducting a go around, but, due to the obstacles surrounding the airstrip, he elected to continue the landing. The airplane landed hard and bounced, which resulted in damage to the nosewheel and firewall. The pilot reported no preimpact mechanical malfunctions with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

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

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

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