NTSB Identification: ATL82DA113
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, April 23, 1982 in MONTGOMERY, AL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/23/1983
Aircraft: PIPER PA-38-112, registration: N2368B
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

THE STUDENT PILOT WAS ON HIS SECOND SUPERVISED SOLO FLIGHT. AFTER A 30 MINUTE LOCAL FLIGHT, HE RETURNED TO THE AIRPORT TO PRACTICE FULL-FLAP, TOUCH AND GO LANDINGS ON RUNWAY 9. THE WIND WAS FROM 100 DEGREES AT 11 KNOTS. DURING HIS FIRST LANDING, THE STUDENT TOUCHED DOWN HARD AT 70 KNOTS AND BOUNCED. HE ADDED POWER, BUT BOUNCED AGAIN. ON THE THIRD TOUCHDOWN, THE NOSEWHEEL COLLAPSED.

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


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE..PILOT IN COMMAND


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