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N23845 accident description

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Crash location 35.616945°N, 106.089444°W
Nearest city Santa Fe, NM
35.686975°N, 105.937799°W
9.8 miles away
Tail number N23845
Accident date 19 Apr 2008
Aircraft type Beech C23
Additional details: None

NTSB Factual Report

The 170-hour student pilot was performing closed traffic pattern practice take-off and landing procedures. The student stated in the NTSB form 6120.1 (Pilot/Operator Aircraft Accident/Incident Report) that he had perform 8 successful touch and go landings without incident. The next landing was intended to be a full stop landing. The pilot stated that he flared and attempted to keep the airplane off the runway to slow his airspeed, then reduced power too quickly and the airplane touched down hard and bounced. The student pilot then "forced the nose forward" and touched down hard on the nose gear. The aircraft slid to a stop and remained on the runway. The aircraft was substantially damaged when the nose gear collapsed and both propeller blades struck the runway. The pilot, sole occupant, was not injured and was able to egress unassisted. Weather at the airport approximately 10 minutes prior to the landing was, wind 270 degrees at 16 knots, temperature 22 degrees Celsius and dew point 18 degrees Celsius.

NTSB Probable Cause

The pilot's improper recovery from a bounced landing.

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