NTSB Identification: FTW01LA106.
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Accident occurred Wednesday, April 25, 2001 in N. Little Rock, AR
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/30/2001
Aircraft: Cessna 172G, registration: N3860L
Injuries: 3 Uninjured.

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The single-engine airplane was on final approach, and the pilot "flared too high" and experienced a high sink rate. The pilot applied power; however, it was "too late and the airplane impacted the runway hard and bounced." The airplane landed on the runway, veered off of the runway, and impacted trees. The pilot stated that he could have prevented the accident by "initiat[ing a] go-around sooner."

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

the pilot's delayed go-around on landing.

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