NTSB Identification: MKC83LA070.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 19664.
Accident occurred Sunday, February 20, 1983 in SCOTTSBLUFF, NE
Aircraft: CESSNA 140, registration: N1798V
Injuries: 2 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 AIRCRAFT MADE A HARD LANDING WHILE LANDING AT SCOTTSBLUFF NE DURING A PLEASURE FLIGHT. THE AIRCRAFT WAS LANDING ON RUNWAY 30 WITH THE WIND FROM 350 DEGREES AT 8 KTS. A WITNESS SAID THE AIRCRAFT BOUNCED 2 TIMES BEFORE GROUNDLOOPING OFF THE LEFT SIDE OF THE RUNWAY. THE PILOT SAID HE LANDED IN A 3 POINT ATTITUDE AND THE WIND PICKED THE AIRCRAFT UP. HE SAID APPLICATION OF POWER AND LOWERING THE NOSE DID NOT PREVENT THE AIRCRAFT FROM IMPACTING THE RUNWAY A 2ND TIME. HE SAID THE AIRCRAFT NOSE WAS ABOUT 15 DEGREES OFF RUNWAY ALIGNMENT WHEN IT IMPACTED THE RUNWAY AND GROUNDLOOPED TO THE LEFT. THE RIGHT MAIN GEAR BROKE OFF DURING THE SWERVE.

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

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

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:

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

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

GROUND LOOP/SWERVE..UNCONTROLLED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,MAIN GEAR ATTACHMENT..OVERLOAD

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