NTSB Identification: SEA88LA141.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36317.
Accident occurred Friday, July 29, 1988 in FT. LEWIS, WA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/14/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N24995
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 PILOT HAD JUST RECEIVED HIS FIXED WING RATING. THE PILOT STATED THAT HE MADE A HARD LANDING. THE AIRCRAFT THEN BEGAN TO PORPOISE. ON THE THIRD BOUNCE THE NOSEGEAR FAILED AND THE AIRCRAFT DEPARTED THE RUNWAY. AS THE AIRCRAFT CAME TO REST A SMALL FIRE OCCURRED IN THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT. THE FIRE WAS EXTINGUISHED BY THE FIRE DEPARTMENT.

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

FLARE..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

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



Contributing Factors

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

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