NTSB Identification: LAX83FVM08.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 20715.
Accident occurred Sunday, June 19, 1983 in MONTEREY, CA
Aircraft: BEECH C23, registration: N37106
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 ON HIS FIRST SOLO CROSS-COUNTRY. THE PILOT STATED THAT HIS APPROACH WAS TOO HIGH AND TOO FAST. THE ACFT LANDED HARD AND BOUNCED. AS THE ACFT HIT A 2ND TIME THE NOSE GEAR COLLAPSED AND BECAME JAMMED BETWEEN FUSELAGE AND RUNWAY. THE COLLAPSED GEAR PRODUCED SPARKS AS THE ACFT SKIDDED ALONG. THE FUEL STRAINER DRAIN FITTING BROKE OFF AND FUEL ESCAPED. A FIRE STARTED AND BURNED A HOLE IN THE BOTTOM OF THE ACFT.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:LEVEL OFF..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
LANDING GEAR,NOSE GEAR ASSEMBLY..OVERLOAD
AIRSPEED..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND
DISTANCE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND
ABORTED LANDING..NOT SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND
GO-AROUND..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND
LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE..PILOT IN COMMAND
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