NTSB Identification: CHI02LA107.
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Accident occurred Tuesday, April 16, 2002 in Maple Lake, MN
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/18/2003
Aircraft: Cessna 152, registration: N752AA
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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The airplane sustained substantial damage during a hard landing. The student pilot reported that while on approach to the runway, at approximately 50 feet above ground level (agl), the airplane encountered "windshear." The student pilot stated, "Main gear hit runway hard, plane bounced three times - third time in grass [left] of runway, nose gear failed, aircraft went up on nose, fell bank on main gear." The student pilot was attempting to land on runway 10 and the wind at the time of the accident was recorded as 180-degrees magnetic at 15 knots.

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

The student pilot's inadequate flare and compensation for the crosswind condition during landing. A factor to the accident was the crosswind condition.

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