NTSB Identification: FTW94LA127.
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Accident occurred Saturday, April 16, 1994 in COLLEGE STATION, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/07/1994
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N6315M
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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DURING LANDING THE PILOT TOUCHED DOWN ON THE MAIN LANDING GEAR AT 65 MILES PER HOUR AND IN A CRAB. THE PILOT PREMATURELY LOWERED THE NOSE GEAR RESULTING IN A BLOWN TIRE, BENT NOSE GEAR, AND BUCKLED FIRE WALL.

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

THE IMPROPER LANDING, ABRUPT LOWERING OF THE NOSE GEAR. A FACTOR WAS THE LANDING AIRSPEED EXCEEDED.

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