NTSB Identification: LAX86LA345.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31455.
Accident occurred Wednesday, September 10, 1986 in MODESTO, CA
Aircraft: CESSNA 150, registration: N112LN
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 END OF ONE LEG OF A SOLO CROSS-COUNTRY FLIGHT THE STUDENT PILOT EXPERIENCED A HARD LANDING WHICH RESULTED IN A PORPOISE ON THE RWY. THE PILOT DID NOT REALIZE THE SEVERITY OF THE INITIAL BOUNCE AND TRIED TO RE-FLARE THE AIRCRAFT WITHOUT ADDING POWER. THE AIRCRAFT BOUNCED A SECOND TIME AND ON THE THIRD BOUNCE THE NOSE GEAR COLLAPSED. THE PILOT REPORTED THAT DURING THE APPROACH SHE WAS DISTRACTED WITH THE THOUGHT OF WHERE SHE WOULD PARK SO THE AIRCRAFT COULD BE RE-FUELED.

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:

RECOVERY FROM BOUNCED LANDING..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,NOSE GEAR..OVERLOAD


Contributing Factors

THROTTLE/POWER CONTROL..NOT USED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

PROPER GLIDEPATH..BELOW..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

DIVERTED ATTENTION..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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