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N4901S accident description

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Crash location Unknown
Nearest city Cuba, MO
38.062823°N, 91.403483°W
Tail number N4901S
Accident date 28 Nov 2002
Aircraft type Piper PA-22-150
Additional details: None

NTSB Factual Report

On November 28, 2002, at 1519 central standard time, a Piper PA-22-150, N4901S, was substantially damaged following a bounced landing on runway 36 (3,420 feet by 60 feet, asphalt) at Cuba Municipal Airport, Cuba, Missouri. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident. The 14 CFR Part 91 personal flight was not operating on a flight plan. The pilot and pilot rated passenger received minor injuries. The local flight originated from Springfield, Missouri at 1500.

The pilot reported the airplane bounced on landing and went off the right edge of the runway. The pilot noted the airplane crossed a ditch parallel to the runway and the airplane "seemed ok." The pilot further indicated the airplane entered a second ditch that was perpendicular to the runway. The pilot reported the nose gear collapsed and the airplane nosed over.

The passenger, who was also a private pilot, reported the pilot was "not on the rudders" and the "cross-wind was 10 knots."

The weather reporting station at Rolla National Airport (VIH), located 16 nm west of the accident site reported the winds at 1453 as 290 degrees at 12 knots.

NTSB Probable Cause

The pilots inadequate flare and recovery from a bounced landing. Contributing factors to this accident were the crosswind and the ditch.

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