MIA05CA054
MIA05CA054

On January 25, 2005, about 1630 eastern standard time, a Cessna 182S, N182CR, registered to a private individual, was landed hard at the Charlotte County Airport, Punta Gorda, Florida. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time and no flight plan was filed for the 14 CFR Part 91 personal flight from Lawrence County Airpark, Chesapeake, Ohio, to Charlotte County Airport. The airplane was substantially damaged and the private-rated pilot and one passenger were not injured. The flight originated about 1110 central standard time from Lawrence County Airpark.

The pilot stated that the flight proceeded to the destination airport and was advised via UNICOM that runway 33 was the active runway with the wind variable at 5 knots. She entered downwind, base, and final approach to runway 33 and with 20 degrees of flaps extended, landed hard. She taxied the airplane to the ramp and thought she had a flat nose landing gear tire. She further reported there was no discrepancy with the airplane or its systems.

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