NTSB Identification: ATL87LA096.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 33640.
Accident occurred Thursday, March 26, 1987 in OWENSBORO, KY
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/09/1988
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N757LM
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.

DURING A SOLO PRACTICE FLIGHT, THE 16 HOUR STUDENT PILOT TOUCHED DOWN ON RWY 23 AT 70 KIAS AND ALLOWED THE AIRCRAFT TO BOUNCE OUT OF CONTROL AND LAND HARD ON THE NOSE LANDING GEAR. AFTER THE THIRD BOUNCE, THE NOSE GEAR COLLAPSED AND THE ACFT SKIDDED TO A STOP. THERE WERE NO REPORTED MECHANICAL DIFFICULTIES.

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

REMEDIAL ACTION..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

RECOVERY FROM BOUNCED LANDING..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

AIRCRAFT HANDLING..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

FLARE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

AIRSPEED..EXCESSIVE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

GO-AROUND..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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