NTSB Identification: FTW83LA208.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 22132.
Accident occurred Sunday, April 17, 1983 in COTULLA, TX
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N68320
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 PILOT, ON LANDING THE ACFT BOUNCED BACK INTO THE AIR. THE SAME THING HAPPENED ON THE SECOND TOUCHDOWN AND ON THE THIRD TOUCHDOWN, THE NOSE GEAR FAILED AND THE ACFT NOSED OVER. THE PILOT REPORTED THAT AFTER THE SECOND TOUCHDOWN A GUST OF WIND PICKED UP THE ACFT AND CAUSED IT TO COME DOWN ON ITS NOSE.

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

PROPER DESCENT RATE..EXCESSIVE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FLARE..NOT ATTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TOTAL..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OVERCONFIDENCE IN PERSONAL ABILITY..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

GO-AROUND..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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