NTSB Identification: CHI00LA117.
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Accident occurred Wednesday, April 12, 2000 in CHESTERFIELD, MO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/17/2001
Aircraft: Cessna 172N, registration: N5909E
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators may have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

The pilot reported the accident occurred on the fourth touch and go of the flight. The pilot reported that she pulled the power to idle when the airplane was over the runway. The airplane touched down and porpoised. She reported the airplane porpoised three times prior to coming to rest on the runway. The pilot stated that she was unaware that the nose tire was flat and she initiated another takeoff. She stated that after becoming airborne she noticed a shimmer and the airplane had a tendency to veer to the left. She aborted the takeoff and stopped the airplane on the runway.

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

the pilot misjudged the landing flare which resulted in the airplane porpoising on the runway during the landing.

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