NTSB Identification: DEN99LA159.
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Accident occurred Friday, September 03, 1999 in ENGLEWOOD, CO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/22/2000
Aircraft: Cessna 172P, registration: N62740
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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The student pilot was conducting a full stop landing at the completion of a solo training flight. He was using a short field approach to landing and his airspeed deteriorated during the flare to one knot above published stall. The aircraft drifted to the left, touched down off the side of the runway, and subsequently nosed over in a ditch.

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

The pilot's failure to maintain adequate airspeed during the flare for landing/touchdown phase of flight. A factor was a ditch off the side of the runway.

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