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NTSB Identification: GAA15CA054
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Tuesday, April 21, 2015 in Campbellsville, KY
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/09/2015
Aircraft: BELLANCA 1730 - A, registration: N9523E
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators used data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator and did not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.

During the landing flare, the pilot reported that it "felt like the air was sucked out from under the plane". The airplane landed hard on the main landing gear, bounced and touched down again buckling the nose landing gear. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the firewall. The pilot reported no pre-impact mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airframe or engine that would have precluded normal operation.


The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:
  • The pilot's improper landing flare which resulted in a hard landing.