NTSB Identification: LAX94LA288.
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Accident occurred Sunday, July 17, 1994 in ROTA ISLAND
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/12/1995
Aircraft: CESSNA 177, registration: N1423C
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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THE PILOT DEPARTED THE ISLAND OF ROTA FOR AN OVER WATER FLIGHT TO THE ISLAND OF GUAM. SOMETIME AFTER DEPARTURE, HE BECAME DISORIENTED AND EVENTUALLY RECEIVED ASSISTANCE FROM GUAM RADAR FOR A RETURN TO ROTA. UPON LANDING, THE PILOT PORPOISED THE AIRCRAFT UNTIL THE NOSE GEAR SHEARED OFF.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

THE PILOT'S PORPOISING THE AIRCRAFT UPON LANDING AND HIS INADEQUATE RECOVERY FROM A BOUNCED LANDING.

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