NTSB Identification: FTW98LA023.
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Accident occurred Saturday, October 18, 1997 in NORMAN, OK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/06/1998
Aircraft: Cessna 152, registration: N93116
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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During his first solo landing, the student pilot flared the airplane too high. Subsequently, a high sink rate developed and the airplane landed hard and bounced. The student pilot added power in an attempt to execute a go-around; however, the airplane touched down again, bounced, and then touched down nose wheel first collapsing the nose landing gear.

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 a porpoise and subsequent collapse of the nose gear.

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