NTSB Identification: BFO90LA059.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 41926.
Accident occurred Thursday, June 21, 1990 in CHESAPEAKE, VA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/28/1992
Aircraft: CESSNA 150, registration: N2937V
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 CFI AND STUDENT PILOT WERE PRACTICING TAKEOFFS AND LANDINGS IN PREPARATION FOR STUDENT SOLO. BOTH PILOTS STATED THAT THE STUDENT PILOT ALLOWED THE AIRCRAFT TO DRIFT LEFT OF THE CENTERLINE DURING THE LANDING FLARE. THE CFI STATED THAT WHEN SHE TRIED TO CORRECT THE SITUATION, THE STUDENT 'FROZE' ON THE CONTROLS. THE AIRCRAFT LANDED HARD, BOUNCED, AND CAME TO A STOP, NOSED DOWN ON THE RUNWAY.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: THE FAILURE OF BOTH PILOTS (CFI AND STUDENT PILOT) TO MAINTAIN ADEQUATE CONTROL OF THE AIRCRAFT DURING THE LANDING FLARE AND TOUCHDOWN PHASE OF FLIGHT. THE STUDENT PILOT'S INEXPERIENCE WAS A FACTOR, AS WAS THE CFI'S INADEQUATE SUPERVISION DURING THE DUAL INSTRUCTIONAL FLIGHT.
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