NTSB Identification: ATL96LA061.
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Accident occurred Sunday, March 10, 1996 in COLUMBIA, TN
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/06/1996
Aircraft: Piper PA-28-151, registration: N32421
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

The student pilot stated that during landing the aircraft bounced three times and went off the side of the runway due to his overcompensation for drift. The aircraft then struck taxi lights, runway lights, and a taxiway sign before coming to rest on the grass on the left side of the runway.

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

the student pilot's improper recovery from a bounced landing and his failure to maintain directional control. A factor was the improper level-off.

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