NTSB Identification: ATL87LA264.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35120.
Accident occurred Sunday, September 27, 1987 in WINSTON SALEM, NC
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/11/1989
Aircraft: PIPER PA-38-112, registration: N2488C
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 WAS PERFORMING TOUCH AND GO LANDINGS AS PART OF HIS SUPERVISED SOLO TRAINING. THE AIRCRAFT LANDED HARD AND BOUNCED TWICE BEFORE COMING TO REST WITH A COLLAPSED NOSE GEAR. EXAMINATION OF THE AIRFRAME DISCLOSED EXTENSIVE CRUSHING DAMAGE TO THE AIRCRAFT'S UNDERCARRIAGE AND FIREWALL. THE STUDENT PILOT DID NOT REPORT ANY AIRCRAFT PROBLEMS.

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

LEVEL OFF..PREMATURE..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

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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