Preliminary Accident Reports

October 2008 Issue

August 6, 2008, Augusta, Kan., Beech C23 Musketeer

At approximately 0710 Central time, the airplane was substantially damaged during a hard landing. Visual conditions prevailed at the time of the accident. The flight instructor and student pilot were not injured. As a front approached the airport, instruction on crosswind landings was being conducted. When on a 1 mile final approach, the airplane encountered turbulence and the airspeed dropped. Short of the runway threshold, the airplane began sinking and the instructor pushed the nose down "to gain some lift," then pulled up to flare.

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