NTSB Identification: MIA96LA222.
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Accident occurred Tuesday, September 03, 1996 in STUART, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/16/1996
Aircraft: Cessna 152, registration: N93102
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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The student pilot stated he was landing with a left crosswind. As he came over the end of the runway, the airplane started to float. He elected not to add power. He failed to round out and made a hard landing on the nose wheel. The airplane bounced and he lost directional control. The nose wheel collided with the runway and collapsed. The airplane collided with the ground in a nose down attitude and came to a stop.

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

The student pilot's improper recovery from a bounced landing, resulting in a loss of directional control, collapse of the nose gear, and subsequent nose down on the runway.

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