NTSB Identification: NYC91LA045.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 43552.
Accident occurred Saturday, December 01, 1990 in COLUMBUS, OH
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/30/1992
Aircraft: CESSNA 150J, registration: N60026
Injuries: 1 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 AIRPLANE WS IN THE INITIAL CLIMB PHASE OF A TOUCH AND GO LANDING WHEN THE ENGINE STARTED TO LOSE POWER. THE PILOT TURNED THE AIRPLANE DOWNWIND AND LANDED BACK AT THE AIRPORT. THE WINDS WERE FROM THE SOUTHWEST AT 8 TO 10 KNOTS. DURING TOUCHDOWN THE AIRPLANE LANDED HARD AND BOUNCED. THE PILOT SAID, '...I THEN PUSHED THE CONTROLS FOREWARD TO NOSE THE AIRCRAFT INTO THE GROUND SO AS TO STOP BEFORE HITTING A BUILDING.' THE NOSE GEAR COLLAPSED AND THE AIRPLANE NOSED OVER.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: THE PILOT'S IMPROPER RECOVERY FROM A BOUNCED LANDING. FACTORS IN THE ACCIDENT WERE: A DOWNWIND LANDING, AND LOSS OF ENGINE POWER FOR UNDETERMINED REASONS.
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