NTSB Identification: CHI97LA147.
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Accident occurred Saturday, May 24, 1997 in CRYSTAL, MN
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/25/1997
Aircraft: Cessna 152, registration: N5499B
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 was executing touch-and-go landings. The airplane touched down and bounced back into the air followed by a second bounce where the pilot attempted to go around by retracting the flaps and then adding power. The airplane then stalled and hit on the runway collapsing the nose gear. In the previous 90 days the pilot had flown 2.5 hours.

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

the student pilot's misjudged flare and improper recovery from a bounced landing. A factor was the lack of recent flight time.

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