NTSB Identification: LAX96LA179.
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Accident occurred Sunday, April 28, 1996 in CHANDLER, AZ
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/20/1996
Aircraft: Cessna 152, registration: N6596P
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.

According to the pilot and the company's chief flight instructor, the accident occurred during the landing portion of the ninth solo touch-and-go. The pilot reported that the airplane bounced on the runway and he lost directional control. The airplane veered off the left side of the runway, collided with several lights, entered a dirt area, and nosed over. The pilot's 17.2 hours of total airplane flying experience and 3.2 total hours of solo experience had been obtained during the preceding 90-day period. The local wind was reported at 3 knots.

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

the pilot's misjudged flare, improper bounced landing recovery, and failure to maintain directional control.

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