NTSB Identification: NYC00LA207.
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Accident occurred Sunday, July 16, 2000 in NORWOOD, MA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/02/2001
Aircraft: Piper PA-28-180, registration: N2176T
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 pilot reported that the airplane bounced after initial touchdown, and he added power to smooth the second touchdown. The airplane then struck the runway in a nose low attitude and porpoised. The airplane came to rest on the runway, with the nose landing gear driven into the lower fuselage. The pilot's total flight experience was 92 hours. He had received his private pilot certificate 7 months prior to the accident.

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

the pilot's improper bounced landing recovery. A factor was the pilot's lack of total flight experience.

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