NTSB Identification: ATL88LA167.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36758.
Accident occurred Saturday, May 07, 1988 in BOWLING GREEN, OH
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/10/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 172P, registration: N5495K
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 PLT REPORTED THAT HE REDUCED THE PWR TO IDLE WHILE ON FINAL APPCH AFTER DETERMINING THAT THE AIRPLANE WAS TOO HIGH. HE THEN LOWERED THE NOSE TO 'ACCELERATE THE DESCENT'. THE AIRPLANE TOUCHED DOWN LONG ON THE RWY AT ABOUT 90 KTS, AND BEGAN TO PORPOISE. HE BECAME CONCERNED THAT THE AIRPLANE MIGHT OVERRUN THE RWY END, AND PUSHED THE NOSE DOWN TO GET THE AIRPLANE ON THE RWY. THE NOSEWHEEL HIT THE RWY HARD, AND THE NOSE GEAR COLLAPSED. THE ENGINE FIREWALL AND THE PROPELLER WERE DAMAGED DURING THE MISHAP.

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

GO-AROUND..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FLARE..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

PROPER TOUCHDOWN POINT..NOT ATTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

AIRSPEED..EXCESSIVE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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