NTSB Identification: ATL00LA051.
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Accident occurred Tuesday, May 02, 2000 in MARCO ISLAND, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/29/2000
Aircraft: Piper PA-28-140, registration: N1449T
Injuries: 2 Minor.

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The pilot stated that the approach to land on runway 17 was normal until the airplane was over the numbers, then the airplane abruptly descended and collided with the runway. The pilot reported that the airplane bounced twice on the runway, then the propeller struck the runway and the airplane nosed over. The pilot did not report any mechanical malfunctions or component failures with the airplane.

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

The pilot's improper flare and inadequate recovery from a bounced landing, which resulted in a nose over.

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