NTSB Identification: FTW96LA185.
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Accident occurred Tuesday, April 23, 1996 in ALICE, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/22/1996
Aircraft: Piper PA-38-112, registration: N2537D
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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During a supervised solo flight, the student pilot landed hard and a porpoise developed. The nose landing gear sheared, the propeller struck the pavement, and then the aircraft struck a runway sign which damaged the left wing and punctured the fuel cell.

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

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

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