NTSB Identification: CHI07CA118.
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Accident occurred Saturday, April 21, 2007 in Williamston, MI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/27/2007
Aircraft: Piper PA-28-140, registration: N5528F
Injuries: 1 Minor,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 airplane was substantially damaged when the nosewheel fork separated from the aircraft following a bounced landing. The airplane came to rest upside down. The pilot stated that he failed fly a proper glidepath and was too fast on final. He also stated that the airplane touched down in the touchdown zone, but as he crested the small hill on the runway, the airplane bounced two or three times until the nosewheel hit, broke, and the airplane flipped over.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: The pilot's improper recovery from a bounced landing which resulted in the collapse of the nose landing gear. The hilly runway was a contributing factor. Full narrative available
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