CEN11LA210
CEN11LA210

On February 27, 2011, approximately 1530 central standard time, a Cessna LC42-550FG, N1018Q, was substantially damaged during a hard landing at Llano Municipal Airport, Llano, Texas. The flight instructor and pilot on board the airplane were not injured. The cross country flight was registered to and operated by the pilot in command under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as an instructional flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the flight, which operated on no flight plan. The flight originated from Conroe, Texas, at 1310 central standard time.

According to a written statement provided by the pilot-in-command (PIC), the airplane bounced slightly and settled back onto the runway. When it touched down a second time, it bounced higher. The nose was lowered and the PIC attempted to flare, but the airplane did not respond. The airplane landed slightly nose low and the nose gear failed. The airplane slid approximately 1,000 feet down the runway on its nose gear and propeller. The airplane's nose gear, propeller, left main landing gear, and left wing were substantially damaged.

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