NTSB Identification: MIA95LA096.
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Accident occurred Saturday, March 18, 1995 in HATTIESBURG, MS
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/18/1995
Aircraft: CESSNA 150K, registration: N6055G
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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THE PILOT STATED HE WAS PERFORMING TOUCH-AND-GO LANDINGS ON RUNWAY 31. ON HIS THIRD LANDING, HE ENCOUNTERED A GUST OF WIND, AND THE AIRPLANE BALLOONED. THE NOSE DROPPED SUDDENLY, AND THE NOSEWHEEL STRUCK THE RUNWAY. THE AIRPLANE BOUNCED, WENT INTO A TAIL LOW ATTITUDE, HIT THE RUNWAY WITH THE MAIN LANDING GEAR, AND BOUNCED AGAIN. THE AIRPLANE COLLIDED IN A NOSE-DOWN ATTITUDE, COLLAPSING THE NOSEGEAR.

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

THE FAILURE OF THE PILOT-IN-COMMAND TO PERFORM A RECOVERY FROM A BOUNCED LANDING, RESULTING IN A HARD LANDING AND SUBSEQUENT COLLAPSING OF THE NOSE GEAR.

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