NTSB Identification: FTW89LA158.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 39888.
Accident occurred Saturday, September 02, 1989 in BELLVILLE, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/10/1991
Aircraft: CESSNA 172M, registration: N13620
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.

AS THE STUDENT PLT WAS LANDING ON A X-COUNTRY FLT, THE ACFT BOUNCED AFTER TOUCHDOWN, THEN ENTERED A 'PILOT INDUCED OSCILLATION'. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE NOSE GEAR COLLAPSED & THE ACFT NOSED OVER.

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

IMPROPER FLARE BY THE PILOT AND HIS IMPROPER RECOVERY FROM A BOUNCED LANDING, WHICH RESULTED IN AN INADVERTENT PORPOISE AND SUBSEQUENT NOSE GEAR FAILURE.

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