NTSB Identification: BFO85LA027.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27868.
Accident occurred Sunday, March 10, 1985 in CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA
Aircraft: CESSNA 172N, registration: N1564E
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 PLT REPORTED THAT DURING AN APCH TO LAND, MODERATE TURBULENCE WAS ENCOUNTERED & THAT THE WINDS WERE VARIABLE. SINCE THE ACFT WAS LOW & FAST, HE ADJUSTED THE POWER & EXTENDED 10 THEN 20 DEG OF FLAPS. CROSSING THE THRESHOLD, HE RETARDED THE THROTTLE TO IDLE & SUBSEQUENTLY ENTERED AN EXCESSIVE RATE OF DESCENT. THE ACFT BOUNCED AFTER TOUCHING DOWN & BEGAN TO PORPOISE. AFTER THE 3RD BOUNCE, WITH THE THROTTLE STILL CLOSED, THE PLT ELECTED TO GO AROUND. HE APPLIED POWER & ABORTED THE LANDING. ONCE IN THE PATTERN, HE REALIZED THERE WAS DAMAGE & MADE A FLY-BY, BUT TOWER PSNL COULD NOT VERIFY THE DAMAGE. ON THE 2ND LANDING, THE ACFT BALLOONED & BOUNCED AGAIN. AFTER SEVERAL BOUNCES, THE NOSE GEAR COLLAPSED & THE ACFT WAS STOPPED ON THE RWY.

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

FLARE..IMPROPER..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:

FLARE..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

GO-AROUND..DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..UNFAVORABLE WIND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TURBULENCE


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