NTSB Identification: ANC99LA135.
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Accident occurred Sunday, August 22, 1999 in FAIRBANKS, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/30/2000
Aircraft: Piper PA-14, registration: N5402H
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

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The certificated private pilot stated that during the landing flare, about three feet above the runway, the airplane stalled, and the main landing gear struck the runway. The pilot added: 'I'm just fairly new in this airplane, and I just haven't gotten the hang of it yet.' The airplane sustained substantial damage to the right landing gear attach point, and a fuselage longeron.

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

The pilot's inadvertent stall during the landing flare.

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