NTSB Identification: MIA95LA061.
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Accident occurred Sunday, January 22, 1995 in BOYNTON BEACH, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/11/1996
Aircraft: GLASSAIR III, registration: N300FF
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

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The pilot stated he was making a touch-and-go landing. During the landing, the nose gear started a violent shimmy. Subsequently, it turned from the path of travel, and the airplane nosed over. A witness, who observed the landing, confirmed the pilot's statement. Examination of the nose gear by an airframe and powerplant mechanic did not reveal evidence of a failure. No reason was found for the reported shimmy of the nose gear.

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

a violent shimmy of the nose gear for undetermined reason(s), which resulted in an on-ground loss of directional control and a subsequent nose over.

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