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N9284A accident description

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Crash location 41.263889°N, 41.263889°W
Reported location is a long distance from the NTSB's reported nearest city. This often means that the location has a typo, or is incorrect.
Nearest city New Haven, CT
41.310097°N, 72.923713°W
1634.5 miles away
Tail number N9284A
Accident date 22 Jan 2006
Aircraft type Piper PA-28-161
Additional details: None

NTSB Factual Report

The student pilot stated that he was conducting his second solo instructional flight, and was attempting to land the airplane on a 5,600-foot-long, 150-foot-wide, asphalt runway. He added that he did not properly flare the airplane, and that it touched down and bounced back into the air. He then added power to cushion the landing, the airplane touch down once more, and then veered left off the runway coming to rest upright in a ditch. The pilot did not report any mechanical problems with the airplane, and a postaccident examination revealed the right wing had sustained substantial damage.

NTSB Probable Cause

The student pilot's improper flare and inadequate recovery from a bounced landing, which resulted in a loss of aircraft control during landing and subsequent impact with a ditch.

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