NTSB Identification: LAX88LA041.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34884.
Accident occurred Thursday, November 12, 1987 in FALLBROOK, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/24/1989
Aircraft: BEECH C23, registration: N37188
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 ON HIS FIRST SOLO FLIGHT IN THE BEECH C23 AIRCRAFT. ON LANDING THE PILOT PULLED BACK ON THE ELEVATOR CONTROL AND THE AIRCRAFT BEGAN TO PORPOISE. THE AIRCRAFT TOUCHED DOWN HARD AND THE NOSE GEAR COLLAPSED. THE AIRCRAFT SLID OFF THE SIDE OF THE RUNWAY INTO AN EMBANKMENT.

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

ELEVATOR..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..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 FAMILIARITY WITH AIRCRAFT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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