Preliminary Accident Reports

November 2008 Issue

September 6, 2008, Sparta, Tenn., Bellanca 17-30A

The airplane experienced a collapsed nose landing gear at about 1545 Central time. Visual conditions prevailed. The airplane was substantially damaged and the private pilot, the sole occupant, was not injured. Despite a slight crosswind, the pilot later stated he did not apply any correction on final, and landed first on the main landing gear. The airplane bounced a few feet, then settled back on the main gear.

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