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NTSB Identification: GAA17CA490
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, August 04, 2017 in Mulino, OR
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/27/2018
Aircraft: CESSNA 208, registration: N9829B
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.

The pilot was conducting parachute jump operations near the airport. After climbing to altitude, he released his jumpers and returned to land. The pilot reported that, during the landing flare, the airplane struck the runway nosewheel first. He added that the airplane bounced, floated down the runway, and then settled to the right of the runway.
The airplane sustained substantial damage to the engine mount and right elevator.
The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.
After multiple requests, the pilot did not submit the National Transportation Safety Board Pilot/Operator Aircraft Accident/Incident Report Form 6120.1. 

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 bounced landing.