NTSB Identification: SEA07CA091.
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Accident occurred Tuesday, April 03, 2007 in Madera, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/27/2007
Aircraft: AC Mfg & Dev't Co CH 2000, registration: N368AM
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 solo student pilot was landing and the airplane ballooned while on short final. The airplane touched down hard on the main gear and porpoised down the runway. During the accident sequence, the firewall was wrinkled. The student pilot stated that no mechanical malfunctions occurred.

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

The improper flare which resulted in a hard landing and porpoise.

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