NTSB Identification: DEN86LA084.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 30796.
Accident occurred Wednesday, February 26, 1986 in WATFORD CITY, ND
Aircraft: CESSNA 150L, registration: N16210
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 ACFT MADE A HARD LANDING ON RWY 30 AT WATFORD CITY MUNI ARPT, ND, AND WAS SUBSTANTIALLY DAMAGED. THE STUDENT PLT SAID THE ACCIDENT OCCURRED ON THE THIRD TOUCH-AND-GO. THE PLT SAID HE USED ONLY 10 DEGREES OF FLAPS. HE NOTED SOME TURBULENCE AND AN INCREASE IN HEADWIND. THE PLT SAID THAT AFTER HE CROSSED THE RWY, HE CUT THE POWER AND FLARED, KEEPING HIS EYES STRAIGHT AHEAD. THE PLT SAID HE FLARED TOO SOON, THE ACFT STRUCK THE RWY AND BOUNCED. THE PLT DID NOT ADD POWER. THE NOSE GEAR COLLAPSED AND THE ACFT SKIDDED TO A HALT ON THE RWY.

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

RECOVERY FROM BOUNCED LANDING..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

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

STALL..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TURBULENCE


Contributing Factors

FLARE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE IN TYPE OPERATION..PILOT IN COMMAND

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