NTSB Identification: CEN12CA644
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Tuesday, September 11, 2012 in Kenedy, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/19/2012
Aircraft: CESSNA 421C, registration: N5534G
Injuries: 4 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, who had purchased the airplane the day before the accident, was on a cross-country flight with three other occupants. While landing at an airport, the airplane landed hard and collapsed the landing gear; the fuselage sustained substantial damage. The pilot did not report any preimpact mechanical malfunctions or failures 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 improper flare, which resulted in a hard landing and subsequent collapse of the landing gear.

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