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N531XL accident description

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Crash location 35.145000°N, 106.795000°W
Nearest city Albuquerque, NM
35.084491°N, 106.651137°W
9.1 miles away
Tail number N531XL
Accident date 19 Nov 2006
Aircraft type Liberty Aerospace Inc. Liberty XL-2
Additional details: None

NTSB Factual Report

According to the student pilot, she was conducting touch and go landings on runway 22 (7,400 feet by 100 feet, asphalt). On the third landing, she landed hard and ballooned back up into the air. She stated that the airplane impacted the runway two times following the first impact, the third being the hardest. The propeller struck the runway and the nose wheel assembly folded aft, breaking the weld and mount area in the forward bulkhead. The student pilot sustained a compression fracture in her back. An examination of the airplanes systems, conducted by the FAA, revealed no anomalies.

NTSB Probable Cause

the student pilot's improper flare and subsequent improper recovery from a bounced landing resulting in an inadvertent loss of control.

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