NTSB Identification: LAX83FA066.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 20258.
Accident occurred Monday, January 03, 1983 in VAN NUYS, CA
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N49750
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE STUDENT PILOT WAS FLYING HIS SECOND SOLO FLIGHT. ON THE FIRST ATTEMPTED TOUCH AND GO HE MADE A HARD LANDING, BOUNCED, PORPOISED AND COLLAPSED THE NOSE GEAR. FIRE ERUPTED FROM THE ENGINE AREA. EXAMINATION REVEALED THAT ON CONTACT WITH THE RUNWAY THE NOSE GEAR ASSEMBLY SEPARATED REARWARD AND THE FUEL LINE FITTING HAD SEPARATED AT THE CARBURETOR.

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:

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE IN TYPE OPERATION..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRSPEED..EXCESSIVE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

REMEDIAL ACTION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

RECOVERY FROM BOUNCED LANDING..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,NOSE GEAR..OVERLOAD


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,NOSE GEAR ASSEMBLY..SEPARATION

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