NTSB Identification: CHI88LA138.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36572.
Accident occurred Tuesday, June 21, 1988 in HOWELL, MI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/26/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N757CD
Injuries: 1 Minor.

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 STUDENT PILOT WAS ATTEMPTING HER SECOND SOLO TOUCH AND GO OF THE FLIGHT. SHE TOUCHED DOWN ON THE RUNWAY AND BOUNCED. THE PILOT PULLED BACK ON THE YOKE AND ADDED POWER TO ATTEMPT TO TRY AND GET IT TO SETTLE BACK ON THE RUNWAY, BUT THE AIRCRAFT CONTINUED TO FLY. AT THIS POINT THE PILOT STATED SHE DECIDED TO GO AROUND. IN THE PROCESS OF ATTEMPTING A GO AROUND THE PILOT STATED SHE PUSHED THE CARB HEAT IN AND 'TOOK OFF ALL THE FLAPS' BEFORE ADDING ANY POWER. THE AIRCRAFT BOUNCED HARD ON THE RUNWAY AGAIN. THE AIRCRAFT CONTINUED TO BOUNCE ON THE RUNWAY A THIRD TIME AT WHICH TIME THE NOSE GEAR COLLAPSED, CAUSING THE AIRCRAFT TO FLIP OVER INVERTED. THIS WAS THE STUDENT'S THIRD SOLO FLIGHT.

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

RECOVERY FROM BOUNCED LANDING..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

RAISING OF FLAPS..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

FLARE..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE IN TYPE OPERATION..PILOT IN COMMAND

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