NTSB Identification: NYC90LA086.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 44555.
Accident occurred Wednesday, April 18, 1990 in NEW CASTLE, PA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/12/1993
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N48259
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE INSTRUCTOR AND STUDENT PILOT WERE PRACTICING LANDINGS. ON THE LAST APPROACH AND LANDING, THE STUDENT RAISED THE AIRPLANE TO A LEVEL ATTITUDE AND THE STALL WARNING HORN WENT OFF. ACCORDING TO THE FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR, THE STUDENT PILOT PUSHED FORWARD ON THE CONTROL YOKE, PUTTING THE AIRPLANE IN A NOSE LOW PITCH ATTITUDE. THE NOSE WHEEL STRUCK THE RUNWAY AND SHEARED OFF, PRIOR TO THE FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR REGAINING CONTROL OF THE AIRPLANE. THE AIRPLANE STOPPED IN ABOUT 200 FEET.

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

INADEQUATE SUPERVISION OF THE STUDENT PILOT BY THE FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR WHICH RESULTED IN A HARD LANDING. FACTORS RELATED TO THE ACCIDENT WAS THE IMPROPER USE OF THE FLIGHT CONTROLS BY A STUDENT PILOT.

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