NTSB Identification: CHI96LA183.
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Accident occurred Thursday, May 30, 1996 in TROY, MI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/25/1996
Aircraft: Cessna 152, registration: N49459
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 reported the airplane bounced on landing. While airborne it turned to the left and touched back down heading off the left side of the runway. The airplane continued off the runway into a grass area prior to contacting a 4' raised berm at a perpendicular taxiway. Upon contacting the berm, the nose gear collapsed and the airplane raised up onto its nose. The right wing contacted the terrain as the airplane settled back onto its main landing gear.

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

the pilot's failure to maintain directional control of the airplane while recovering from a bounced landing. Factors associated with the accident were the misjudged landing flare and the raised taxiway edge which the airplane contacted.

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