NTSB Identification: MIA05CA121.
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Accident occurred Monday, May 02, 2005 in Clearwater, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/13/2005
Aircraft: Cessna 172SP, registration: N66113
Injuries: 2 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 pilot stated that he was flying traffic patterns and was practicing landings to a full stop. His first landing was satisfactory, just landing beyond the runway numbers. The second traffic pattern was again satisfactory until he was on short final approach. His airspeed was too high, and the airplane touched down just passed the runway numbers and bounced "high". He misjudged the severity of the bounced landing and failed to apply engine power to correct the situation. The airplane immediately started to porpoise, and became "uncontrollable". The pilot stated there were no mechanical failures or malfunction to the airplane or any of it's systems prior to the accident.

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

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

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