NTSB Identification: MIA00LA016.
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Accident occurred Thursday, October 28, 1999 in CORNELIA, GA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/05/2000
Aircraft: Cessna 152, registration: N5389Q
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 on a solo cross-country flight, and upon landing at the destination airport the student pilot over controlled the airplane and it began to porpoise. The airplane then descended in a nose-low attitude until the propeller struck the runway, causing the nose gear to break off. The airplane continued to skid down the runway, departed the runway to the left, then returned to the runway, coming to rest near the centerline. No discrepancies were found with either the airframe or engine. At the time of the accident the pilot had a total of 67.8 flight hours.

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

the pilot misjudged the flare, causing the airplane to porpoise, and subsequently impact with the runway

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