NTSB Identification: LAX96LA051.
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Accident occurred Monday, November 20, 1995 in SAN CARLOS, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/07/1996
Aircraft: Diamond Aircraft Industries DA20-A1, registration: N402KT
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

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The pilot made two attempts to land and executed a go-around each time for what appeared to the local controller to be a too-fast approach. After another approach, the aircraft touched down and bounced a couple of times, then it veered off the runway and collided with a runway sign. The wind was calm, and the pilot reported no mechanical problems.

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

the pilot's improper recovery from a bounced landing and failure to maintain directional control, while landing at night.

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