NTSB Identification: NYC86LA054.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 30117.
Accident occurred Saturday, December 28, 1985 in MARLBORO, NJ
Aircraft: CESSNA 150K, registration: N5915J
Injuries: 1 Minor.

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 ACFT ENCOUNTERED WHAT THE PLT DESCRIBED AS A STRONG GUST OF WIND ON LANDING. THE PLT STATED HE EXPERIENCED A WIND SHIFT OF APRX 45 DEGS. THE ACFT TOUCHED DOWN FAST AND DURING SUBSEQUENT BOUNCING THE NOSE GEAR COLLAPSED. THE WINDS, ACCORDING TO THE PLT, WERE VARYING FROM 240 TO 290 DEGS AT 20 KTS WITH HIGHER GUSTS. THE PLT STATED HE SHOULD HAVE USED BETTER JUDGEMENT IN FLYING UNDER THE GIVEN CONDITIONS.

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


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS


Contributing Factors

OVERCONFIDENCE IN PERSONAL ABILITY..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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