NTSB Identification: CHI93LA363.
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Accident occurred Thursday, September 16, 1993 in GRIFFITH, IN
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/20/1994
Aircraft: PIPER PA-38-112, registration: N2353K
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 attempting a full stop landing. The airplane touched down hard and ballooned. A witness estimated the airplane went 25-30 feet in the air. The student then added power to execute a go-around, but the airplane was in a nose-down attitude. The airplane struck the runway collapsing the nose landing gear.

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

the improper recovery from a bounced landing by the pilot-in- command.

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