CHI95LA201
CHI95LA201

On June 24, 1995, at 1100 central daylight time, a Beech V35B, N84FB, sustained substantial damage during landing at Cameron, Missouri. The private pilot reported no injury to herself and a minor injury to the passenger. The 14 CFR Part 91 flight departed Festus, Missouri, enroute to Cameron, Missouri. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and an instrument flight plan was filed.

The pilot reported to the Cameron Missouri Police Department that, "when she started her approach to land the plane ballooned on her when she touched down," and that, "the nose then went down and the front landing gear gave out and folded underneath her, causing the airplane to go into a nose skid."

A witness to the accident stated that the accident airplane touched down about 600 feet from the end of the runway and then bounced about 15 feet in the air. He stated he thought the airplane was doing a touch and go. The nose then dropped sharply and the nose wheel hit first and then the main wheels. The airplane bounced about 20 feet into the air again at a high angle of attack. The nose dropped and the airplane hit extremely nose low. The prop hit first and then the nose gear collapsed on impact. The witness went to lend assistance to the accident victims, and stated that the accident pilot said she, "was not sure what happened, but it just kept bouncing."

In her report to the National Transportation Safety Board, Form 6120.1/2, the pilot stated the she flew the final approach as usual, touched down, and started down the runway at EZZ. The nose of the airplane jerked up, came down, and the nose wheel collapsed.

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