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N47105 accident description

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Crash location 44.320556°N, 69.797222°W
Nearest city Augusta, ME
44.310624°N, 69.779490°W
1.1 miles away
Tail number N47105
Accident date 15 Feb 2006
Aircraft type Cessna 152
Additional details: None

NTSB Factual Report

During the landing flare, the student pilot elected to abort the landing because the winds had shifted to a quartering tailwind. He then increased engine power and retracted the flaps. As the airplane approached the departure end of the runway, the pilot determined that the airplane did not have a sufficient climb rate, so he decided to land the airplane. During the second landing attempt, the airplane impacted the runway on the nose landing gear, which collapsed it, and resulted in substantial damage to the airframe. The pilot did not report any mechanical anomalies associated with the airplane.

NTSB Probable Cause

The pilot's improper flare, which resulted in a hard landing.

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