CHI02LA071
CHI02LA071

On January 26, 2002, at 1144 eastern standard time, a Beech F33A, N350NW, experienced a hard landing on runway 17 (6,500 feet by 150 feet, asphalt) at the Bloomington-Monroe County Airport, Bloomington, Indiana. The private pilot and three passengers were not injured. The airplane was substantially damaged. The 14 CFR Part 91 flight was operating in visual meteorological conditions without a flight plan. The flight originated from Griffith, Indiana, at 1100.

The pilot reported the airplane ballooned during the landing flare after the main gear had touched the runway. The airplane then contacted the runway with the right main landing gear. He reported the impact was "strong" enough to damage the right main landing gear.

The pilot reported that the local winds were being reported as 220 degrees at 10 knots gusting to 18 knots. The local METAR reporting station reported the winds at 1153, were from 220 degrees at 14 knots.

Post accident inspection of the airplane by an inspector from the Federal Aviation Administration, Indianapolis, Indiana, Flight Standards District Office revealed substantial damage to the right wing.


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