NTSB Identification: LAX86LA115.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 30171.
Accident occurred Saturday, February 08, 1986 in RANCHO MURIETA, CA
Aircraft: CESSNA 140, registration: N89447
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.

ON FEBRUARY 8, 1986 AT 1530 PST A CESSNA 140 LANDED HARD AND NOSED OVER ON THE RUNWAY. VMC PREVAILED AT THE TIME. THE PILOT INDICATED THAT ON LANDING HE FLARED TOO HIGH AND LANDED HARD. HIS FEET SLIPPED ON THE PEDALS AND INADVERTENTLY APPLIED THE BRAKES WHICH CAUSED THE AIRCRAFT TO NOSE OVER. THERE WERE NO MECHANCIAL FAILURES OR MALFUNCTIONS PRIOR TO THE ACCIDENT.

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

FLARE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

BRAKES(NORMAL)..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

RECOVERY FROM BOUNCED LANDING..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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