NTSB Identification: LAX83LA114.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 20765.
Accident occurred Tuesday, February 22, 1983 in CORONA, CA
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N89048
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 ACFT WAS LANDED HARD TWICE AND ON THE 2ND TOUCHDOWN THE NOSE GEAR COLLAPSED. THE 1ST LANDING HAD BEEN NOSE GEAR 1ST,FOLLOWED BY A GO-AROUND AND THE GEAR APPEARED BENT. ON THE SECOND LANDING THE NOSE GEAR AGAIN HIT FIRST AND THIS TIME ITCOLLAPSED. THIS WAS THE 2ND SOLO FLT FOR THIS STUDENT PILOT IN HIS 39 HOURS OF FLYING. THE TRAINING SCHOOL RECOMMENDED THAT FIRST TIME SOLO STUDENTS TAKE A PRE-SOLO CHECK RIDE FOR AN ADDED OVERVIEW OF THEIR PROFICIENCY.

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:

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:

GO-AROUND..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FLIGHT CONTROLS..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,NOSE GEAR ASSEMBLY..OVERLOAD


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HAZE/SMOKE

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