NTSB Identification: CEN12CA392
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, June 08, 2012 in Detroit, MI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/13/2012
Aircraft: CESSNA P210N, registration: N7588K
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.

According to the pilot, during the landing he flared high and the airplane landed on the nose landing gear. The airplane bounced and landed again on the nose landing gear, which subsequently collapsed. The airplane skidded to a stop on the runway. Postaccident examination showed the firewall and fuselage were buckled and bent. The pilot reported no preimpact mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal flight.

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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