FTW01LA201
FTW01LA201

On August 5, 2001, at 1900 central daylight time, a Cessna 182L, N42892, was substantially damaged during a hard landing at the Williams Airport, Porter, Texas. The airplane was registered to and operated by Partners C-West Inc., of Humble, Texas. The private pilot, sole occupant of the airplane, was not injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight, and no flight plan was filed. The flight originated from the Lakeway Airpark, Austin, Texas, at 1730, and was destined for the Williams Airport.

According to the pilot, during the landing on runway 17, he "flared [the] aircraft at too low altitude." The airplane contacted the runway with the main landing gear, "bounced," and then landed on the left main landing gear and the nose landing gear. Subsequently, the airplane came to a stop on the runway. The engine firewall was buckled and one engine mount was damaged.

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