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N24VV accident description

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Crash location 37.667778°N, 80.700833°W
Nearest city Pence Springs, WV
37.678176°N, 80.725081°W
1.5 miles away
Tail number N24VV
Accident date 24 Jul 2004
Aircraft type Cessna 182Q
Additional details: None

NTSB Factual Report

On July 24, 2004, about 1645 eastern daylight time, Cessna 182Q, N24VV was substantially damaged while landing at Hinton-Alderson Airport (WV77), Pence Springs, West Virginia. The certificated private pilot was not injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the flight that departed a private airstrip in Bland, Virginia. No flight plan was filed for the personal conducted under 14 CFR Part 91.

The pilot reported he was landing on runway 28; a 2,700-foot-long, 25-foot-wide, turf runway. During the final approach, the airplane was "too low, too slow," and touched down hard on the wet runway. The nose gear collapsed and the airplane came to rest off the right side of the runway.

The reported wind at an airport approximately 18 miles west of the accident site, at 1651, was from 010 degrees at 8 knots.

NTSB Probable Cause

The pilot's failure to maintain airspeed during final approach, which resulted in a hard landing and gear collapse.

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