CEN11CA037
CEN11CA037

According to a written statement received from the pilot, while in the landing flare to runway 17 (4,004 feet by 75 feet; asphalt) the airplane "got heavy" and began to sink. The airplane hit the runway and bounced several times. During the impact the nose wheel tire blew and the propeller struck the runway. The pilot added power, regained control of the airplane, and was able to land and taxi to the end of the runway. An examination of the airplane revealed a bent firewall. The pilot did not report any mechanical anomalies.

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