NTSB Identification: CHI08CA253.
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Accident occurred Thursday, August 14, 2008 in Cincinnati, OH
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/26/2008
Aircraft: Cessna 172R, registration: N21SZ
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 pilot reported the purpose of the flight was to practice landings at a tower controlled airport. He stated that he landed too fast and the airplane bounced on touchdown. He attempted to recover the landing, but the airplane began to porpoise. The pilot reported the airplane porpoised several times prior to the nose gear collapsing and the airplane coming to rest on the runway.

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

The student pilot's inadequate recovery from a bounced landing. Contributing to the accident were the improper flare and excessive airspeed.

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