NTSB Identification: ATL86LA036.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29411.
Accident occurred Friday, December 06, 1985 in HICKORY, NC
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N44687
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.

STUDENT PILOT WAS RETURNING FROM A SOLO CROSS COUNTRY FLIGHT. IN HIS REPORT THE STUDENT SAID HE FLEW A LONG FINAL WITH THE VASI SHOWING A PROPER DESCENT ANGLE. THE ACFT WAS LANDED WITH A SHALLOW FLARE TOUCHING DOWN IN A FLAT ATTITUDE. IT BOUNCED, BOUNCED AGAIN, AND COLLAPSED THE NOSE LANDING GEAR. STUDENT RECOMMENDED MORE INSTRUCTION IN LANDINGS AND RECOVERY FROM BOUNCED LANDINGS.

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:

LACK OF RECENT TOTAL EXPERIENCE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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