NTSB Identification: IAD97LA087.
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Accident occurred Thursday, June 12, 1997 in CAMBRIDGE, MD
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/24/1998
Aircraft: Cessna 152, registration: N4929B
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 pilot reported that during the approach the airspeed was stabilized at 60 knots, and she felt as if she was being pushed. When she flared for landing, the airplane floated, so she increased the pitch to slow down. She then stated that the airplanes main tires struck the runway and the airplane bounced back into the air. She tried to control the airplane and landed on the runway again and felt the nose fall and the propeller strike the runway. The airplane came to rest on the runway with the nose gear collapsed.

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

The student pilot's failure to properly recover from a bounced landing.

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