NTSB Identification: CHI88LA194.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 39199.
Accident occurred Sunday, August 07, 1988 in DETROIT, MI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/11/1990
Aircraft: CESSNA 150K, registration: N5796G
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 STUDENT PILOT WITH ONLY 22 HOURS TOTAL TIME WAS PRACTICING A LANDING WHICH RESULTED IN A HARD LANDING AND FAILURE OF THE NOSE GEAR. THE OVERLOAD FAILURE OF THE NOSEWHEEL ALLOWED THE YOKE TO DIG INTO THE ASPHALT RUNWAY RESULTING IN THE AIRCRAFT FLIPPING OVER.

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

HARD LANDING MADE BY THE STUDENT PILOT RESULTING IN A NOSE GEAR FAILURE DUE TO OVERLOAD FORCES AND THE AIRCRAFT FLIPPING OVER ON ITS BACK.

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