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N3225U accident description

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Crash location 38.110556°N, 92.680556°W
Nearest city Osage Beach, MO
38.150311°N, 92.617962°W
4.4 miles away
Tail number N3225U
Accident date 30 May 2005
Aircraft type Cessna 182F
Additional details: None

NTSB Factual Report

On May 30, 2005, at 1600 central daylight time, a Cessna 182F, N3225U, experienced a hard landing on runway 14 (3,205 feet by 60 feet, asphalt) at the Grand Glaize Airport (K15), Osage Beach, Missouri. The private pilot and three passengers were not injured. The airplane received substantial damage. The 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight was operating in visual meteorological conditions without a flight plan. The local flight originated from K15 at 1530.

The pilot stated that upon returning to the airport the winds were reported over the UNICOM frequency as being calm, so he entered the he entered the traffic pattern for runway 14. He stated he that he was too high during this landing attempt so he initiated a go-around. The pilot stated he extended his final approach during the next landing attempt. He stated the approach looked good, but he "misjudged the flare and porpoised several times." The pilot stated he realized the airplane was damaged when he heard a clicking sound while using the right rudder pedal.

NTSB Probable Cause

The pilot's improper flare and his inadequate recovery from the bounced landing which resulted in a hard landing. A factor associated with the accident was the improper landing flare.

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