NTSB Identification: CHI01LA028.
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Accident occurred Friday, October 20, 2000 in EDEN PRAIRIE, MN
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/02/2001
Aircraft: Piper PT-46, registration: N1RQ
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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The pilot said that during the landing he noticed the airplane start to float up. 'When [the] plane came back down, it began to bounce up and down. On the third of maybe 5 or 6 bounces, the prop struck the ground.' An examination of the airplane revealed no anomalies.

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

the pilot misjudging the landing flare, and his failure to recover from the bounced landing.

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