On September 9, 2004, about 1130 central daylight time, a Cessna 182T, N379BF, piloted by a private pilot was substantially damaged during a landing on runway 26 (3050 feet by 50 feet, asphalt) at Lake in the Hills Airport (3CK) Lake in the Hills, Illinois. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed. The personal flight was being conducted under 14 CFR Part 91 and the IFR flight plan had been cancelled at the time of the accident. The pilot and passenger were not injured. The flight had originated from Urbana, Illinois about 1020.

The pilot reported that on his first landing "... the rate of descent was inadequate and the speed higher so I decreased power further but flared too late. The aircraft bounced off the front and main wheels hard and I immediately applied partial power."

The pilot reported in the Recommendations Section of the Pilot/Operator Aircraft Accident Report that "Slower and shallower descent on final approach to prevent sudden impact on landing gear".

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