NTSB Identification: LAX05CA299.
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Accident occurred Sunday, September 04, 2005 in San Manuel, AZ
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/31/2006
Aircraft: Cessna 172S, registration: N53056
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.

During a touch-and-go landing the airplane landed hard on the nose wheel causing the propeller to strike the runway and damaging the firewall. The pilot said that he looked at the instruments on short final approach then looked up and saw the runway "rushing up faster that it should have been." The pilot flared but the airplane touched down nose wheel first, then bounced back into the air. The pilot applied power, executed a go-around and flew the airplane back to his departure airport. The damage was discovered after landing.

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

The pilot's misjudged flare during a touch-and-go landing.

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