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N1380K accident description

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Crash location 39.207778°N, 91.935277°W
Nearest city Mexico, MO
39.169763°N, 91.882948°W
3.8 miles away
Tail number N1380K
Accident date 23 Jun 2012
Aircraft type Luscombe 8A
Additional details: None

NTSB Factual Report

The pilot and passenger had just completed a local flight from a private airfield. The pilot reported he flared for the landing, with the airplane’s airspeed between 60-65 mph and 3-4 feet above the ground, when the left wing dropped abruptly. The airplane’s left landing gear hit the ground hard and the airplane bounced; the pilot was then able to recover for a normal 3-point landing. The pilot added that it felt as though the airplane was pushed the ground, which he believed was due to a strong downdraft or gust of wind. An examination of the airplane revealed substantial damage to the fuselage. Wind conditions in the area about 40 minutes before the accident were 170 degrees at 7 knots.

NTSB Probable Cause

The airplane's encounter with a downdraft during the landing flare, which resulted in a hard landing.

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