NTSB Identification: FTW82DA074
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Monday, March 01, 1982 in TEMPLE, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/01/1983
Aircraft: PIPER PA-38-112, registration: N2395L
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

THE PILOT DECIDED TO PRACTICE TAKEOFFS AND LANDINGS ON RUNWAY 15 WITH THE WIND FROM 190 DEGREES AT 20 GUSTING 30 KTS. DURING THE FIRST LANDING, THE AIRCRAFT TOUCHED DOWN, BOUNCED/BALLOONED, THEN TOUCHED DOWN HARD IN A NOSE DOWN ATTITUDE. THE AIRCRAFT WAS SUBSTANTIALLY DAMAGED WHEN THE NOSE GEAR FAILED.

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

WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH WIND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,NOSE GEAR..OVERLOAD

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