CHI06CA132
CHI06CA132

On April 18, 2006, about 1600 eastern daylight time, a Cessna 177B, N34405, piloted by a private pilot, sustained substantial damage during a hard landing on runway 06 (5,102 feet by 100 feet, asphalt), at the Cuyahoga County Airport, Cleveland, Ohio. The 14 CFR Part 91 flight was operating in visual meteorological conditions without a flight plan. The pilot was not injured. The local flight originated at an unconfirmed time.

The pilot reported that he was practicing takeoffs and landings. He stated that on his third landing, the airplane bounced and when it came back down it hit hard and the nose wheel tire went flat. He stated that there were no problems with the airplane prior to the event. It was found that the firewall and forward fuselage had sustained damage.

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