NTSB Identification: LAX96LA237.
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Accident occurred Tuesday, June 04, 1996 in RAMONA, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/20/1996
Aircraft: Cessna 172N, registration: N738PS
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.
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The pilot reported that the landing was into the setting sun, and his depth perception was impaired by excessive sun glare on the windshield. The aircraft impacted the runway nose wheel first and porpoised three or four times before the nose landing gear collapsed.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: the pilot's misjudged and delayed landing flare, and inadequate recovery technique from a bounced landing (porpoise). Sun glare was a factor in the accident. Full narrative available
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