NTSB Identification: LAX84LA274.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 25049.
Accident occurred Sunday, April 29, 1984 in PALO ALTO, CA
Aircraft: HALL-CAVALIER SA-102.5, registration: N491HC
Injuries: 2 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.

DURING A LANDING, THE ACFT BOUNCED & PORPOISED SEVERAL TIMES AND THE NOSE GEAR FAILED. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE ACFT SKIDDED TO A STOP ON THE RWY & A FIRE ERUPTED IN THE ENG COMPARTMENT. THE OCCUPANT EXITED THE PLANE, BUT MOMENTS LATER, IT WAS CONSUMED BY THE FIRE.

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

FLARE..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

RECOVERY FROM BOUNCED LANDING..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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