Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Cessna T182T Turbo Skylane, AIRFMS Inc., N400KX: Accident occurred October 04, 2016 in Galesburg, Knox County, Illinois


FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Springfield FSDO-19

NTSB Identification: GAA17CA007
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Tuesday, October 04, 2016 in Galesburg, IL
Aircraft: CESSNA T182, registration: N400KX
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators used data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator and did not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.

The pilot reported that the airplane bounced on the initial touchdown followed by a gust of wind that allowed the airplane to "float" longer than he had intended. The pilot further reported that the airplane bounced hard a second time, raising the nose considerably higher. Subsequently the airplane impacted the pavement and broke the nose wheel off allowing the airplane to come to rest in a nose down attitude.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to its firewall.

The pilot reported that there were no pre impact mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airframe or engine that would have precluded normal operation.

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