Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Cessna 182P, N52450, Flying Stooges LLC: Accident occurred August 12, 2017 at Miller–Sparta Airport (8D4), Kent County, Michigan

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Grand Rapids

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

Flying Stooges LLC: http://registry.faa.gov/aN52450

NTSB Identification: GAA17CA485
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, August 12, 2017 in Sparta, MI
Aircraft: CESSNA 182, registration: N52450
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 the airplane landed hard and bounced. He added that he performed a go-around, landed, and taxied to the ramp uneventfully.

During a walkaround before another flight that day, he noticed that the airplane had sustained substantial damage to the fuselage during his previous flight.

The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

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