NTSB Identification: ATL82DA207
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Wednesday, July 07, 1982 in FT EUSTIS, VA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/07/1983
Aircraft: CESSNA 150, registration: N714FF
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

THE STUDENT PILOT WAS PRACTICING LANDINGS IN PREPARATION FOR HIS PRIVATE PILOT CHECK. THERE WAS A 70 DEGREE RIGHT CROSSWIND AT 4 KTS. THE PILOT STATED THAT HE HAD LANDED HARD DUE TO A BAD FLARE AND THE PLANE BOUNCED. HE THOUGHT THAT THE AIRCRAFT WOULD SETTLE AFTER THE FIRST BOUNCE, SO HE DID NOT INITIATE A GO-AROUND. HOWEVER, THE AIRCRAFT BEGAN TO PORPOISE AND BOUNCED THREE MORE TIMES BEFORE THE NOSE GEAR COLLAPSED.

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

FLARE..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



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