Monday, August 1, 2016

Incident occurred September 17, 2016 in St. Johns River, Crescent City, Putnam County, Florida

CRESCENT CITY, Fla. - A seaplane took on water and began to sink after landing in the St. Johns River near the Renegades on the River restaurant Saturday, according to the Putnam County Sheriff's Office. 

The pilot of the seaplane safely landed the aircraft near the restaurant, but shortly after landing, the plane began to take on water and started to sink, officials said. 


Fire rescue crews attached floats to the airplane to prevent it from sinking and was towed to the Mount Royal Aircraft. 


A U.S. Coast Guard aircraft happened to be in the area and assisted until rescue vessels arrived.


According to officials, the pilot was the only person on board the plane and was uninjured. 


Source:   http://www.news4jax.com 


The pilot of a small float airplane was rescued by authorities using a boat when the aircraft took on water after safely landing on the St. Johns River in Putnam County.

The pilot, whose name wasn’t available, was uninjured in the incident on the river in the 1100 block of Putnam County Road 309 near Renegades Resort. That is in the in the Fruitland area in the southern end of the county, Capt. Joseph Wells of the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office, said in a news release Saturday morning.

Wells said after landing as intended the aircraft began sinking. Floats subsequently were attached to the plane to keep it afloat and it was towed back to the Mount Royal Airpark, which is about two miles south of where the incident occurred. A U.S. Coast Guard aircraft that happened to be in the area at the time, assisted until rescue vessels arrived at the sinking plane, he said.

Hughes 269A, N269JB: Accident occurred July 29, 2016 in Morris, Stevens County, Minnesota

Aviation Accident Final Report - National Transportation Safety Board: https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf

Aviation Accident Factual Report - National Transportation Safety Board: https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf

Docket And Docket Items - National Transportation Safety Board:   https://dms.ntsb.gov/pubdms

FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Minneapolis FSDO-15

NTSB Identification: CEN16LA303
14 CFR Part 137: Agricultural
Accident occurred Friday, July 29, 2016 in Morris, MN
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/20/2017
Aircraft: HUGHES 269A, registration: N269JB
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

During the aerial application flight, the commercial pilot was flying at 45 knots when he looked at his navigation system to ensure that he was on course. He felt the helicopter slow down and looked up to see that he had descended into the soybean field. The helicopter rotated 180° and came to rest on its right side, resulting in substantial damage. Postaccident examination of the wreckage did not reveal any anomalies that would have precluded normal operation of the helicopter.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:
The pilot's failure to maintain clearance from terrain due to his distraction by the navigation system.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

On July 29, 2016, about 900 central daylight time, a Hughes 269A helicopter, N269JB, was substantially damaged when it impacted crops and the ground near Morris, Minnesota. The pilot was not injured. The aerial application flight was conducted under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 137. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan had been filed for the flight. The local flight departed about 0800.

According to the pilot, he was applying fungicide to a soybean field and was on his 4th load. He was flying to the east at 45 knots when he looked down at his navigation system, as he was maneuvering the helicopter for a spray pass, to ensure that he was on course. The helicopter felt as if it was being pulled towards the ground and slowed down. When the pilot corrected the tail of the helicopter entangled in the crop. The helicopter rotated 180°, descended to the ground, and came to rest on its right side resulting in substantial damage to the main rotor and the fuselage.


The pilot stated that he used the DynaNav navigation system to control for drift and ensure the proper overlap of the product he was applying. He stated that he had flown with the system several times but was not overly familiar with it.

NTSB Identification: CEN16LA303
14 CFR Part 137: Agricultural
Accident occurred Friday, July 29, 2016 in Morris, MN
Aircraft: HUGHES 269A, registration: N269JB
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. Any errors in this report will be corrected when the final report has been completed. NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

On July 29, 2016, about 900 central daylight time, a Hughes 269A helicopter, N269JB,was substantially damaged when it impacted crops and the ground near Morris, Minnesota. The pilot was not injured. The aerial application flight was conducted under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 137. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) flight plan had been filed for the flight. The local flight departed about 0800.

According to the pilot, he was applying fungicide to a soybean field and was on his 4th load. He looked down at his navigation system as he was maneuvering the helicopter for a spray pass. The helicopter felt as if it was being pulled towards the ground and when the pilot corrected the tail of the helicopter entangled in the crop. The helicopter descended to the ground and came to rest on its right side resulting in substantial damage to the main rotor and the fuselage.

Mooney M20C, N6045Q: Incident occurred July 29, 2016 in Three Forks, Gallatin County, Montana

http://registry.faa.gov/N6045Q

FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Helena FSDO-05

Date: 29-JUL-16
Time: 18:30:00Z
Regis#: N6045Q
Aircraft Make: MOONEY
Aircraft Model: M20C
Event Type: Incident
Highest Injury: None
Damage: Minor
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
City: THREE FORKS
State: Montana

AIRCRAFT LANDED AND SUSTAINED MINOR DAMAGE, THREE FORKS, MONTANA.

Cessna 177A Cardinal, Potato in the Front LLC, N30550: Accident occurred July 31, 2016 in Schafer, Montana

POTATO IN THE FRONT LLC: http://registry.faa.gov/N30550

FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Helena FSDO-05

NTSB Identification: GAA16CA406
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, July 31, 2016 in Kalispell, MT
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/22/2016
Aircraft: CESSNA 177, registration: N30550
Injuries: 3 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 during takeoff from a mountain airstrip, and climbing just above the trees lining the runway, the airplane encountered an "extreme wind shear and an enormous downdraft". The pilot further reported the airplane began to descend at 1500-2000 feet per minute and he decided to land on the remaining runway. Subsequently the airplane touched down hard, bounced, and nosed over. The airplane sustained substantial damage to both wings, fuselage, and empennage.

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

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:

The airplane's hard landing during an aborted takeoff, following an encounter with a downdraft during takeoff initial climb from a remote mountain airstrip, resulting in an uncontrolled descent, attempt to land on the runway remaining, and subsequent nose over.

Aerostar SA Festival R40S, N291AF: Accident occurred July 30, 2016 in Frankfort, Benzie County, Michigan





































































AIRCRAFT: 2005 S C Aerostar S.A. Festival R40S Serial# 050305 N291AF

ENGINE - M&M, S/N:  Rotax GMBH Model 912 52 Serial # 4.923.154

PROPELLER – M&M, S/N: Damaged.

APPROXIMATE TOTAL HOURS (estimated TT & TSMO from logbooks or other information):

ENGINE:   460.38
  
AIRFRAME: 460.38                      

 OTHER EQUIPMENT: Icom A200 and GTX 320A         

DESCRIPTION OF ACCIDENT: Pilot lost control of aircraft during landing. Aircraft departed the runway into the grass and ended up on its nose.

DESCRIPTION OF DAMAGES: See photos. Prop, Nose gear, firewall, cowling, RH wing Leading edge, Top of Rudder cap, Spinner-Exhaust pipe-More pictures available upon request.                    

LOCATION OF AIRCRAFT:   KCAD-Cadillac Aircraft Services Cadillac, MI                   

REMARKS: Aircraft is disassembled and on a trailer stored outside in Northern Michigan and is not covered. Logbooks are with field adjuster.

Source:    http://www.avclaims.com/N291AF.htm

http://registry.faa.gov/N291AF

FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Grand Rapids FSDO-09


NTSB Identification: GAA16CA401
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, July 30, 2016 in Frankfort, MI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/12/2016
Aircraft: S C AEROSTAR S .A. FESTIVAL R40S, registration: N291AF
Injuries: 2 Minor.

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 student pilot reported that during the landing roll in gusty right crosswind conditions the right wing lifted and the airplane drifted off the runway to the left. The airplane impacted terrain, which resulted in a collapsed nose gear and substantial damage to the right wing.

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

A review of recorded data from the automated weather observation station located on the airport, revealed that, about 7 minutes before the accident the wind was 050 degrees true at 5 knots, visibility 10 statute miles, and sky clear. The airplane landed on runway 15.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:
The pilot's failure to maintain directional control during the landing roll in gusty crosswind conditions, which resulted in a runway excursion, a nose gear collapse, and impact with terrain.

Cessna T210J Turbo Centurion, N2279R: Incident occurred July 30, 2016 in Greenville, South Carolina

http://registry.faa.gov/N2279R

FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA West Columbia FSDO-13

AIRCRAFT ON LANDING, STRUCK THE PROPELLER, GREENVILLE, SOUTH CAROLINA.

Date:  30-JUL-16
Time:  20:21:00Z
Regis#:  N2279R
Aircraft Make:  CESSNA
Aircraft Model:  210
Event Type:  Incident
Highest Injury:  None
Damage:  Unknown
Flight Phase:  LANDING (LDG)
City:  GREENVILLE
State:  South Carolina

Piper PA-28R-200, CRT Aviation LLC, N1334T: Incident occurred July 31, 2016 in Linden, Genesee County, Michigan

CRT AVIATION LLC:   http://registry.faa.gov/N1334T

FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA East Michigan FSDO-23

Date: 31-JUL-16
Time: 21:30:00Z
Regis#: N1334T
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA28R
Event Type: Incident
Highest Injury: None
Damage: Unknown
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
City: LINDEN
State: Michigan

AIRCRAFT LANDED GEAR UP, LINDEN, MICHIGAN.

Embraer EMB-135KL, N823AE: Incident occurred July 31, 2016 at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport (KDFW), Texas

AMERICAN AIRLINES INC:   http://registry.faa.gov/N823AE

FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Dallas FSDO-05

Date: 31-JUL-16
Time: 21:25:00Z
Regis#: N823AE
Aircraft Make: EMBRAER
Aircraft Model: EMB135
Event Type: Incident
Damage: Minor
Activity: Commercial
Flight Phase: PUSHBACK/TOWING (PBT)
Operation: 121
Aircraft Operator: ENVOY
Flight Number: ENY3506
City: DALLAS
State: Texas

N823AE ENVOY FLIGHT ENY3506 EMBRAER EMB135 AIRCRAFT ON PUSHBACK WINGTIP STRUCK A PARKED CARGO LOADER, NO INJURIES, DAMAGE UNKNOWN, PASSENGER DEPLANED AT THE GATE, DALLAS FORT WORTH, TEXAS.

Beech 60, N131MC: Incident occurred July 30, 2016 in Rockford, Winnebago County, Illinois

SEVEN OAKS LEASING LLC:   http://registry.faa.gov/N131MC

FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA W. Chicago-DuPage (NON Part 121) FSDO-03

Date: 30-JUL-16
Time: 14:35:00Z
Regis#: N131MC
Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: 60
Event Type: Incident
Highest Injury: None
Damage: Substantial
Activity: Other
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
City: ROCKFORD
State: Illinois

AIRCRAFT ON LANDING GEAR COLLAPSED, ROCKFORD, ILLINOIS.

BushCaddy Explorer, Morgan Sport Aviation LLC, N335BE: Incident occurred July 29, 2016 in Island Pond, Essex County, Vermont

MORGAN SPORT AVIATION LLC: http://registry.faa.gov/N335BE

FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Portland FSDO-65

Date: 29-JUL-16
Time: 20:00:00Z
Regis#: N335BE
Event Type: Incident
Highest Injury: None
Damage: Unknown
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
City: ISLAND POND
State: Vermont

AIRCRAFT, EXPERIMENTAL CANADIAN BUSHCADDY EXPLORER, ON LANDING GEAR COLLAPSED, WENT OFF THE RUNWAY INTO A DITCH AND FLIPPED OVER, ISLAND POND, VERMONT.

Piper PA-23-250, Machinery Rental Inc., N14AL: Incident occurred July 31, 2016 in Elgin, Illinois

MACHINERY RENTAL INC:   http://registry.faa.gov/N14AL

FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA W. Chicago-DuPage (NON Part 121) FSDO-03

Date: 31-JUL-16
Time: 14:55:00Z
Regis#: N14AL
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA23
Event Type: Incident
Highest Injury: None
Damage: Unknown
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
City: ELGIN
State: Illinois

AIRCRAFT SHORTLY AFTER TAKEOFF, EMERGENCY DOOR SEPARATED FROM FUSELAGE, RETURNED AND LANDED WITHOUT INCIDENT, ELGIN, ILLINOIS.

Piper PA-32-300, N4055R: Incident occurred July 31, 2016 in West Palm Beach, Palm Beach County, Florida

http://registry.faa.gov/N4055R

FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Miami FSDO-19

Date: 31-JUL-16
Time: 18:19:00Z
Regis#: N4055R
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA32
Event Type: Incident
Highest Injury: None
Damage: Unknown
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
City: WEST PALM BEACH
State: Florida

AIRCRAFT WHILE INFLIGHT, COWLING SEPARATED FROM THE FUSELAGE, WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA.

Bell 206L-1 LongRanger 1, Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department, N206LW: Accident occurred July 30, 2016 at Modesto City–County Airport (KMOD), Stanislaus County, California

Sheriff’s helicopter ran out of fuel before hard landing at Modesto Airport, report says


The Stanislaus County sheriff’s helicopter takes part in a search-and-rescue mission at Modesto Reservoir in June. The helicopter sustained $400,000 in damage during a hard landing July 30 and has been out of service for the past four months. 



An investigation concluded that a Stanislaus County sheriff’s helicopter ran out of fuel before the pilot made a hard landing at Modesto Airport in July, causing substantial damage to a workhorse of the sheriff’s Air Support Unit.

The July 30 accident was attributed to pilot error and a low fuel level in the Bell 206 helicopter, according to the accident report of the National Transportation Safety Board. The federal agency, which determines the causes of civil aviation accidents, investigated the Modesto incident.

The sheriff’s helicopter sustained $400,000 in damage and has been out of service for the past four months. The hard landing damaged the tail boom, skids, main rotor and tail rotor system, Sheriff Adam Christianson said. The aircraft is being repaired. The two crew members in the helicopter were not injured.

The pilot, Sgt. Robert Latapie, 48, took an early retirement Oct. 29 after 21 years with the Sheriff’s Department. Christianson said that running out of fuel is considered pilot error, but he would not discuss if any disciplinary action was taken. He said Latapie’s previous service record was exemplary.

“It’s inappropriate for me to discuss personnel issues,” the sheriff wrote in an email. Latapie did not return a phone message left with a family member.

According to the NTSB’s final report, the helicopter was heading back to Modesto Airport, following a mission in Tuolumne County, when the “low fuel” light came on in the cockpit, a signal that about 10 minutes of fuel remained.

As the helicopter approached the airport to land, the pilot made a right turn and the engine lost power. The pilot performed an emergency maneuver called an “autorotation,” causing the aircraft to land hard on the ground, the NTSB report says. Along with the damage to the tail boom and landing skids, serious damage was caused when the helicopter’s main rotor made contact with the tail boom, the report indicates.

The investigation concluded that Latapie failed to maintain pitch control during the emergency maneuver. The low fuel level, which resulted in “loss of engine power,” was a factor in the accident, the NTSB said.

Kathryn Benhoff, air safety investigator for the NTSB, said the agency sometimes issues safety recommendations to prevent future accidents. No safety recommendations were issued for the Modesto incident.

“It’s the pilot’s responsibility to monitor the fuel level, and if it gets low, to refuel,” Benhoff said. “Sometimes running out of fuel can’t be avoided.”

According to the Sheriff’s Department, the helicopter was returning from a search-and-rescue mission in Tuolumne County. The Air Support Unit crew assisted with finding a lost hiker in the Red Hills area and transported the man and search team members back to their vehicles, Christianson said.

The helicopter had been involved with an unsuccessful search for a 71-year-old woman in Alpine County and refueled in Modesto before responding for the Tuolumne County search, Christianson stated.

Stanislaus County has $841,500 of insurance coverage on the Bell helicopter. Assistant County Executive Officer Jody Hayes said it was premature to know if repairs to the aircraft would have a fiscal impact on the county.

The damaged Long Ranger aircraft is the larger of two helicopters in the sheriff’s Air Support Unit. Its jet engine was upgraded 10 years ago for search-and-rescue missions, in which a deputy is lowered on a line to pluck a person from a mountainside or reservoir. The second helicopter is smaller and mostly used as air support for officers on the ground.

The sheriff said the Air Support Unit is a regional asset that assists other counties.

Christianson said it is cost-effective to repair the Long Ranger. “Repairing the aircraft in essence gives us a ‘brand new’ helicopter with zero time on dynamic components such as the airframe, transmission and rotor system,” the sheriff wrote. He said the engine was not damaged by the accident.

Latapie had more than 6,500 hours of flight time with Sheriff’s Department aircraft, including 3,700 hours in the helicopter. The sergeant, who retired with a $70,600 annual pension, has not been replaced, leaving the Air Support Unit with four pilots.

Before joining the Sheriff’s Department, Latapie had military experience flying helicopters.

Latapie and Modesto police Officer Jerry Ramar were commended for a June 2008 response, in which Ramar dropped from a sheriff’s helicopter to the ground and fatally shot a Turlock man who was kicking his 2-year-old son on a country road. The boy was later pronounced dead at Emanuel Medical Center.

According to Christianson, the costly accident in July was the first in the history of the sheriff’s Air Support Unit. Its safety record has received recognition from the Airborne Law Enforcement Association.

Source: http://www.modbee.com

Aviation Accident Final Report  -  National Transportation Safety Board: http://app.ntsb.gov/pdf

Docket And Docket Items -  National Transportation Safety Board:   http://dms.ntsb.gov/pubdms

Aviation Accident Data Summary -  National Transportation Safety Board:  http://app.ntsb.gov/pdf

STANISLAUS COUNTY SHERIFFS DEPARTMENT:   http://registry.faa.gov/N206LW

FAA Flight Standards District Office:  FAA Fresno FSDO-17


NTSB Identification: GAA16CA408
14 CFR Public Use
Accident occurred Saturday, July 30, 2016 in Modesto, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/12/2016
Aircraft: BELL HELICOPTER TEXTRON 206, registration: N206LW
Injuries: 2 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 helicopter pilot reported that after a lengthy search and rescue mission he was headed back to the airport when the low fuel light illuminated, which meant there was about 10 minutes of fuel remaining. The pilot further reported that during the approach to land he made a right turn to final and the engine "flamed out". Subsequently, the pilot performed an emergency autorotation which resulted in abnormal ground contact and main rotor contact with the tail boom.

After the landing, the passenger examined the helicopter and revealed that the tail boom sustained substantial damage.

The pilot reported that prior to the loss of engine power, there were no preimpact mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airframe or engine that would have precluded normal operation.

The loss of engine power reported by the pilot was likely the result of fuel starvation during the right turn to final. The pilot reported that the fuel level was not checked after the accident.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:
The pilot's failure to maintain pitch control during an autorotation, which resulted in abnormal ground contact and main rotor contact with the tail boom. Contributing to the accident was the low fuel level which resulted in fuel starvation and a loss of engine power during the right turn to final.

Rans S7, N6271X: Incident occurred July 30, 2016 at Wittman Regional Airport (KOSH), Oshkosh, Winnebago County, Wisconsin

http://registry.faa.gov/N6271X

FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Milwaukee FSDO-13

Date: 30-JUL-16
Time: 16:47:00Z
Regis#: N6271X
Aircraft Make: RANS
Aircraft Model: S7
Event Type: Incident
Highest Injury: None
Damage: Unknown
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
City: OSHKOSH
State: Wisconsin

AIRCRAFT ON TAKEOFF WENT OFF THE RUNWAY AND THE GEAR COLLAPSED, OSHKOSH, WISCONSIN.

Jabiru J230-SP, N51514: Incident occurred July 29, 2016 in Plainfield, Waushara County, Wisconsin

http://registry.faa.gov/N51514

FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Milwaukee FSDO-13

Date: 29-JUL-16
Time: 17:00:00Z
Regis#: N51514
Aircraft Make: JABIRU
Aircraft Model: J230
Event Type: Incident
Highest Injury: Unknown
Damage: Unknown
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
City: PLAINFIELD
State: Wisconsin

AIRCRAFT FORCE LANDED IN A FIELD, NEAR PLAINFIELD, WISCONSIN.

Cessna 177B Cardinal, N34867: Accident occurred July 29, 2016 in Wickenburg, Maricopa County, Arizona
















AIRCRAFT: 1974 Cessna 177, N34867, Serial No. 17702055

ENGINE:           Lycoming O-360-A1F6D Serial No. L-18407-36A

PROPELLER:    Destroyed

APPROXIMATE TOTAL HOURS (estimated TT & TSMO from logbooks or other information):

ENGINE:      1384.2  TSMOH,

PROPELLER:   N/A
     
AIRFRAME:       3440          

OTHER EQUIPMENT:    (2) MX300, RT359A

DESCRIPTION OF ACCIDENT:  Hard landing resulting in the nose gear collapsing. As a result of the collapsed nose gear the propeller struck the ground.

DESCRIPTION OF DAMAGES:    Damages are to nose gear, propeller, lower cowling and fuselage. There is wing damage, aileron and horizontal stab damages.

LOCATION OF AIRCRAFT:   Air Transport, 3011 W Buckeye Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85009.

REMARKS:  Inspection of aircraft is highly recommended.

Read more here:  http://www.avclaims.com/N34867.htm

http://registry.faa.gov/N34867

FAA Flight Standards District Office:  FAA Scottsdale FSDO-07


NTSB Identification: GAA16CA404
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, July 29, 2016 in Wickenburg, AZ
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/31/2016
Aircraft: CESSNA 177, registration: N34867
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 after a hard landing the airplane began to porpoise and he decided to abort the landing. The pilot reported that during the aborted landing, he added power and as the airplane began to climb, he retracted the flaps too soon and too quickly and the airplane settled back onto the runway, landed hard again, veered off the runway to the right, collapsed the nose gear, and stopped in a nose down attitude.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the right aileron, fuselage, and empennage.

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

The procedures for a balked landing, as provided by Cessna, state:

1. Power – Full throttle and 2700 RPM

2. Carburetor Heat – Cold

3. Wing Flaps – Retract to 20 degrees

4. Upon reaching an airspeed of approximately 75 MPH, retract flaps slowly 

The pilot reported as a safety recommendation to wait longer for the aircraft to further stabilize, gain speed, and begin climbing before retracting flaps.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:
The pilot's incorrect balked landing procedure, which resulted in an uncontrolled descent, hard landing, a runway excursion, and nose gear collapse.