NTSB Identification: NYC05CA082.
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Accident occurred Wednesday, May 11, 2005 in Caldwell, NJ
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/13/2005
Aircraft: Cessna 172P, registration: N64815
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators used data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator and did not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.

The student pilot reported that the airplane was "high" during landing, and as he crossed the threshold of the runway, he "cut the power." The student pilot then flared the airplane, and it bounced 2-3 times on the runway, collapsing the nose gear.

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

The student pilot's improper flare and recovery from a bounced landing.

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