NTSB Identification: CHI06CA004.
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Accident occurred Sunday, October 09, 2005 in Lake Elmo, MN
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/28/2006
Aircraft: Cessna 172M, registration: N13585
Injuries: 1 Minor.

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 airplane was damaged when it nosed over during landing. A report submitted by the pilot stated that the airplane had departed the Lake Elmo Airport, Lake Elmo, Minnesota earlier in the day and was flown to the Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport, Brainerd, Minnesota. The accident occurred on the return flight. The report states that the pilot did not re-fuel the airplane prior to departing on the return flight. The report stated that when the airplane was returning and was 3 miles from the airport, the engine lost power. The report states that the airplane had too much airspeed during landing, bounced 3 times, and flipped over. The accident occurred at the intended destination. No fuel was found in the airplane after the accident.

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

The pilot's inadequate recovery from a bounced landing, which resulted in an overload failure of the nose landing gear. Contributing to the accident was a loss of engine power due to fuel exhaustion as a result of inadequate preflight planning by the pilot.

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