NTSB Identification: ATL89LA048.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 38418.
Accident occurred Wednesday, November 30, 1988 in SALISBURY, NC
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/04/1990
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N68001
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 ACCIDENT OCCURRED DURING THE STUDENT PILOT'S FIRST SUPERVISED-SOLO FLIGHT. THE STUDENT REPORTED THAT SHE PUSHED THE ACFT'S NOSE DOWN WHILE ON FINAL APPCH AFTER REALIZING SHE WAS TOO HIGH, WHICH LED TO AN INCREASE IN AIRSPEED. THE STUDENT'S INSTRUCTOR REPORTED THAT THE AIRPLANE WAS TOO HIGH AND TOO FAST ON FINAL APRCH. THE AIRPLANE SUBSEQUENTLY MADE A 3-POINT LANDING AND BOUNCED. THE STUDENT LOWERED THE NOSE, AND THE AIRPLANE TOUCHED DOWN AGAIN AND STARTED PORPOISING. ON THE THIRD BOUNCE, THE NOSE GEAR COLLAPSED AND THE AIRPLANE SKIDDED TO A STOP. THE AIRPLANE SUSTAINED STRUCTURAL DAMAGE TO THE ENGINE FIREWALL DURING THE MISHAP.

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

PLANNED APPROACH..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

AIRSPEED..EXCESSIVE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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