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N602PS accident description

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Crash location 43.389444°N, 70.706667°W
Nearest city Sanford, ME
43.424249°N, 70.758391°W
3.5 miles away
Tail number N602PS
Accident date 13 Jul 2012
Aircraft type Czech Sport Aircraft As Piper Sport
Additional details: None

NTSB Factual Report

According to the student pilot, his first two attempts to land resulted in bounced landings, and he performed a go-around each time. On the third landing attempt, the airplane approached the runway at a “shallower angle,” bounced, and impacted the nose landing gear which caused it to collapse. A postaccident examination revealed substantial damage to the engine firewall. A Federal Aviation Administration inspector reported no mechanical malfunctions or anomalies with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

NTSB Probable Cause

The student pilot’s inadequate landing flare and improper recovery from a bounced landing.

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