NTSB Identification: CEN13CA335
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, June 09, 2013 in Ann Arbor, MI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/23/2013
Aircraft: CESSNA 172S, registration: N857SP
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 was cleared to land on runway 30. The recorded wind was 110 degrees at 12 knots, gusting to 17 knots. The airplane touched down at 50 to 60 knots and about 700 feet short of the intersection with runway 6-24. A slight upward slope at the intersection caused the airplane to bounce and become airborne. The pilot contemplated making a go-around, but elected to continue the landing. Upon touching down again, the airplane began to porpoise, the nose wheel collapsed, and the airplane came to a stop.

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

The pilot’s failure to make a go-around in a timely manner and his loss of control during landing.

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