NTSB Identification: LAX97LA297.
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Accident occurred Thursday, August 21, 1997 in LANCASTER, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/09/1999
Aircraft: Cessna 172RG, registration: N9710B
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 landed hard, the left main landing gear collapsed, and the aircraft veered to the left off the runway. The air traffic control tower reported that the winds were from 220 degrees at 18 knots at the time of the accident. The pilot stated that the landing gear position indicator lights reflected that the gear was down before touchdown.

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

Improper flare.

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