NTSB Identification: WPR14CA211
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, May 24, 2014 in Lewiston, ID
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/30/2014
Aircraft: FDR601 LLC ZODIAC 601XL, registration: N601AB
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.

The pilot stated that he flared the airplane too soon during the landing. The airplane bounced and then landed nose wheel first, collapsing the nose gear strut. Upon further inspection it was determined that the firewall was substantially damage. The pilot reported no 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 during landing.

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