Is this a late landing burn problem? it seems that the engine touch the OCISLY ground as the landing legs flex.
Landing occurs at about
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Scott Manley talks about this landing in his most recent video presenting a 'time-slice' image of the landing - and concludes the landing burn was too early. Merlin engines can't be throttled low enough to provide slow descent, and as the booster stopped decelerating still above the deck, the only thing that could be done to prevent loss of the booster at that point was to cut off the engine, which caused a rapid drop and grounding it rather hard.