NTSB Identification: ATL88LA011.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34131.
Accident occurred Wednesday, October 14, 1987 in COLUMBIA, SC
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/31/1988
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N5117B
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 FLYING SOLO FOR THE FIRST TIME. TWO LANDINGS HAD BEEN COMPLETED SUCCESSFULLY. THE PILOT MISJUDGED THE FINAL APPROACH AND TOUCHED DOWN SHORT OF THE RUNWAY. THE AIRCRAFT LANDED HARD CAUSING THE NOSE GEAR TO COLLAPSE.

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

PROPER TOUCHDOWN POINT..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,NOSE GEAR..OVERLOAD

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