NTSB Identification: MIA97LA108.
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Accident occurred Thursday, March 27, 1997 in POMPANO BEACH, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/30/1997
Aircraft: Cessna 172M, registration: N5123H
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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After a student pilot made an approach for the third and final landing, the airplane touched down and began to porpoise. The student did not apply power, and the porpoising continued 4 or 5 times until the nose landing gear collapsed.

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

the pilot's improper flare and improper recovery from a bounced landing, which resulted in overload failure of the nose gear.

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