NTSB Identification: ATL87LA186.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34232.
Accident occurred Thursday, June 25, 1987 in DOTHAN, AL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/07/1988
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N45994
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 COMM PLT HELD A HELICOPTER RATING AND WAS TRAINING FOR HIS PRIVATE PILOT SINGLE-ENGINE-LAND RATING. HE HAD FLOWN APPROXIMATELY 10 HOURS IN FIXED WING AIRCRAFT WITH 6 HOURS AS PIC. THE PILOT HAD COMPLETED TWO LANDINGS AND ON THE THIRDAPPROACH STATED HE WAS HIGH ON FINAL. HE ELECTED TO CONTINUE THE APPROACH, LANDED HARD, BOUNCED AT LEAST TWICE AND ON THE THIRD BOUNCE THE NOSE GEAR COLLAPSED. THE AIRCRAFT CAME TO A STOP ON THE MAIN GEAR AND THE NOSE.
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
LANDING GEAR,NOSE GEAR..OVERLOAD
GO-AROUND..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND
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