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N451S accident description

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Crash location 36.842222°N, 89.359722°W
Nearest city Charleston, MO
36.920885°N, 89.350631°W
5.5 miles away
Tail number N451S
Accident date 20 Mar 2009
Aircraft type Beech A36
Additional details: None

NTSB Factual Report

The pilot reported that he had landed uneventfully at the conclusion of a local flight. However, during the landing rollout the pilot stated that he mistakenly selected the landing gear handle instead of the flap handle. As a result, the nose landing gear collapsed damaging the nose gear support fittings and nose gear assembly. The pilot noted that there were no failures or malfunctions associated with the airplane prior to the accident.

NTSB Probable Cause

The pilot's inadvertent use of the landing gear selector handle instead of the flap handle during landing rollout, which resulted in the collapse of the nose landing gear.

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