NTSB Identification: MKC82DA064
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Thursday, April 29, 1982 in ESTHERVILLE, IA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/29/1983
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-180, registration: N2134R
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

THE PILOT HAD NOT FLOWN FOR OVER 90 DAYS AND WAS FLYING FOR PRACTICE AND TO BECOME CURRENT. DURING LANDING, THE AIRCRAFT BOUNCED BACK IN THE AIR ABOUT 20 TO 30 FEET AND THEN CAME DOWN HARD ON THE NOSE GEAR. THE NOSE GEAR FAILED AND THE PLANE SLID TO A STOP ON ITS NOSE.

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 RECENT EXPERIENCE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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