NTSB Identification: CHI96LA131.
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Accident occurred Saturday, April 13, 1996 in SAGINAW, MO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/03/1996
Aircraft: BEECH A23A, registration: N3613Q
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 said he landed the airplane on all 3 tires and it bounced into the air. He said the second touchdown was not as hard as the first. The nosewheel assembly collapsed shortly after the second touchdown. The pilot said he had made landings that were harder than the accident landing.

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

the student pilot's improper flare and improper recovery from a bounced landing.

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