NTSB Identification: MIA83LA164.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 21432.
Accident occurred Monday, June 20, 1983 in DAYTONA BEACH, FL
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N49047
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.

BEFORE THE STUDENT PLT TOOK OFF, THE WINDS WERE REPORTED FROM 080 TO 090 DEG AT 8 TO 9 KTS. AFTER TAKEOFF, HE STAYED IN A CLOSED PATTERN & MADE 3 TOUCH-AND-GO LANDINGS. INITIALLY, HE USED 30 DEG OF FLAPS FOR LANDING. HOWEVER, HE NOTED VARYING X-WIND CONDITIONS THAT SEEMED GUSTY & SHIFTING. HE CHANGED TO 20 DEG OF FLAPS FOR LANDING, WHICH PROVIDED MORE CONTROL. WHILE ON THE DOWNWIND FOR EACH LANDING, THE TOWER CONTROLLER REPORTED THAT THE WIND WAS VARIABLE FROM 110 TO 150 DEG. ON THE 4TH LANDING APCH, THE ACFT ENCOUNTERED TURBULENCE AT APRX 50 FT AGL & THE ACFT DROPPED 25 TO 30 FT. THE STUDENT ADDED POWER & MAINTAINED CONTROL UNTIL HE FLARED FOR LANDING. THE ACFT ENCOUNTERED A GUST & BALLOONED, THEN LANDED HARD & BOUNCED. THE STUDENT RECOVERED & CONTINUED THE LANDING. WHEN THE NOSE WAS LOWERED AFTER TOUCHDOWN, IT CONTINUED TO SETTLE & THE PROPELLER & RIGHT WING HIT THE GROUND.

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

PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,NOSE GEAR..OVERLOAD


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..UNFAVORABLE WIND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TURBULENCE


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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