CHI02LA178
CHI02LA178

On June 14, 2002, at 2100 central daylight time, a Cessna 182Q, N4833N, piloted by a commercial pilot, was substantially damaged during a hard landing on runway 30 (4,105 feet by 75 feet, asphalt) at the Harold Davidson Field Airport (VMR), Vermillion, South Dakota. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident. The 14 CFR Part 91 personal flight was not operating on a flight plan. The pilot and passenger were uninjured. The flight originated from the Eppley Airfield Airport, Omaha, Nebraska, at 2100, and was en route to VMR.

The pilot stated in a written statement, "While landing a 182 I bounced, applied full power and hit hard, bending the nose wheel. I executed a go-around then landed."

The Federal Aviation Administration inspector's examination of the airplane revealed that the nose gear and firewall were bent.

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