NTSB Identification: LAX88LA055.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36636.
Accident occurred Saturday, November 21, 1987 in SAN JOSE, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/24/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 172N, registration: N9568G
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.

AT THE CONCLUSION OF A CROSS COUNTRY INSTRUCTIONAL FLIGHT, THE PILOT MADE THREE APPROACHES TO LAND. ON THE FIRST TWO ATTEMPTS, THE AIRCRAFT TOUCHED DOWN ON THE NOSE WHEEL AND PORPOISED, THEN THE PILOT INITIATED A GO-AROUND. ON THE THIRD LANDING, THE AIRCRAFT WAS OBSERVED TO TOUCH DOWN ON THE NOSE WHEEL WITHOUT FLARING. IT THEN PORPOISED SEVERAL TIMES, STRIKING THE NOSE WHEEL AND PROPELLER. THE PILOT HELD A PRIVATE CERTIFICATE, BUT WAS IN A TRAINING PROGRAM FOR A COMMERCIAL RATING.

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

FLARE..NOT PERFORMED..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

PORPOISE/PILOT-INDUCED OSCILLATION..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND

Index for Nov1987 | Index of months