NTSB Identification: CHI86LA045.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29879.
Accident occurred Saturday, December 07, 1985 in CARBONDALE, IL
Aircraft: CESSNA 150M, registration: N62FS
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.

ACCORDING TO THE STUDENT PILOT FLYING THE PLANE, AFTER HE TOUCHED DOWN ON HIS MAIN WHEELS HE LOWERED THE NOSE AND HE HEARD A CRACK. THE NOSE WHEEL THEN COLLAPSED ANDTHE AIRCRAFT SLID TO A STOP. ACCORDING TO THE OPERATOR OF THE AIRCRAFT NO PREEXISTING MALFUNCTIONS COULD BE FOUND IN THE NOSE GEAR ASSEMBLY. DAMAGE TO THE AIRCRAFT INCLUDED DAMAGED ENGINE MOUNTS, DEFORMATION OF THE COCKPIT FLOOR BENEATH THE RUDDER PEDALS, DAMAGE TO THE RIGHT MAIN GEAR ATTACHMENT BOX AND WRINKLED SKIN BEHIND THE REAR WINDOWS ON THE SIDES OF THE TAILCONE.

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..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND



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