NTSB Identification: DEN83LA192.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 22063.
Accident occurred Thursday, August 18, 1983 in AKRON, CO
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N4877P
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 NOSE GEAR COLLAPSED DURING LANDING. THE PLT SAID HE MADE A NORMAL LANDING AND WHEN THE NOSE WAS LOWERED THE GEAR SHOOK VIOLENTLY AND COLLAPSED. A WITNESS, WHO IS A CFI SAID THE ACFT LANDED AND BOUNCE ABOUT 3 TIMES AND CAME DOWN HARD ON THE NOSE GEAR. AN EXAMINATION OF THE NOSE GEAR AFTER THE ACCIDENT REVEALED EVIDENCE OF AN OVERSTRESS TYPE FAILURE. THE PLT WHO HAD FLOWN THIS ACFT PRIOR TO THE ACCIDENT NOTED NO DISCREPANCIES.

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:

LANDING GEAR,NOSE GEAR..OVERLOAD

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

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE..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

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

THROTTLE/POWER CONTROL..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND

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