NTSB Identification: LAX94LA321.
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Accident occurred Saturday, August 13, 1994 in SCOTTSDALE, AZ
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/07/1994
Aircraft: CESSNA 172P, registration: N98909
Injuries: 3 Uninjured.

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THE PILOT MISJUDGED THE FLARE ALTITUDE DURING LANDING AND FAILED TO MAINTAIN ADEQUATE AIRSPEED. THE AIRPLANE STALLED AND SUSTAINED A HARD LANDING. THE PILOT HAD ACCRUED 1.5 HOURS IN THE AIRCRAFT MAKE AND MODEL.

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

the pilot's misjudging the flare altitude and failing to maintain adequate airspeed resulting in an inadvertent stall and hard landing. The pilot's lack of total time in the airplane is a factor in this accident.

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