NTSB Identification: NYC97LA077.
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Accident occurred Wednesday, April 16, 1997 in LINCOLN PARK, NJ
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/02/1998
Aircraft: Cessna 172N, registration: N1405E
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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The student pilot landed hard, bounced, and then landed on the nose wheel. The nose wheel collapsed, directional control was not maintained, and the airplane veered off the side of the runway and nosed over. The student was on his fifth solo flight..

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 which resulted in a hard landing, collapsed nose gear, loss of directional control, and subsequent nose over.

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