On July 23, 2000, at 1748 mountain daylight time, a Cessna 182P, N9886M, was landed hard at Jefferson County Airport, Broomfield, Colorado. The private pilot and his two passengers were not injured and the aircraft sustained substantial damage. The flight was operating under Title 14 CFR Part 91 and no flight plan was filed. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for this local area personal flight, which originated at 1700.

According to the pilot, the tower controller gave him a "short" approach for a touch-and-go landing on runway 29L (9,000 feet long and 100 feet wide) and his final approach was high and fast. The aircraft made a hard landing and bounced several times. The continued bounces became divergent causing damage to the firewall and nose landing gear assembly.

The pilot reported that he had 144 hours total flight time and 7 hours in the accident aircraft make and model. His total time in make and model was all accumulated in the 30-day period prior to the accident.

Weather at the time of the mishap was scattered clouds at 6,000 feet, wind from 200 degrees at 10 knots and a temperature of 93 degrees Fahrenheit. The density altitude was calculated to be 9,300 feet.

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