NTSB Identification: NYC99LA188.
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Accident occurred Sunday, August 01, 1999 in CHESWOLD, DE
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/10/2000
Aircraft: Cessna 172R, registration: N2746C
Injuries: 2 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 stated that while landing at his destination, the first approach to land on Runway 27 was high, and a go-around was performed. The second attempt to land on the runway was long, and the airplane floated about halfway down the runway, before touching down hard. The airplane then bounced into the air, and settled back to the ground, touching down hard a second time. The airplane bounced several more times, until the pilot added full power, and executed a go-around. The pilot climbed the airplane to about 3,000 feet above the ground, and returned to his departure airport. The pilot did not notice any vibrations during the return flight, and the airplane performed normally, except for a slightly slower airspeed. Examination of the airplane revealed damage to the main gear, the main cabin floorboards, buckling of the firewall, and 2-inch rearward curling of the propeller

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.

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