NTSB Identification: BFO94LA080.
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Accident occurred Saturday, April 30, 1994 in FARMINGDALE, NJ
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/13/1995
Aircraft: CESSNA 150L, registration: N1561Q
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

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THE STUDENT AND CERTIFICATED FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR WERE PERFORMING TOUCH AND GO LANDINGS. DURING A TOUCH AND GO LANDING THE AIRPLANE BALLOONED, AND THE STUDENT PUSHED FORWARD ON THE YOKE. THE AIRPLANE HIT THE RUNWAY NOSE FIRST. THE INSTRUCTOR STATED 'I DID NOT HAVE TIME ENOUGH TO COUNTER ACT THE STUDENTS ACTION.' AFTER THE AIRPLANE HIT THE GROUND, THE INSTRUCTOR TOOK CONTROL OF THE AIRPLANE AND EXECUTED A GO AROUND. GROUND PERSONNEL RADIOED THAT THE NOSE GEAR HAD BENT. THE INSTRUCTOR MADE THE LANDING AND DURING THE LANDING THE NOSE GEAR COLLAPSED DAMAGING THE FORWARD FUSELAGE. POST ACCIDENT EXAMINATION REVEALED NO PRE-IMPACT DISCREPANCIES.

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

The student pilot's improper flare and the flight instructor's inadequate supervision.

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