NTSB Identification: ERA09CA373
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, June 28, 2009 in Mt. Pleasant, SC
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/30/2009
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N49897
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators used data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator and did not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.

The pilot was flying solo in the traffic pattern for runway 35. As he approached the runway, he reduced power and added flaps to decrease the airspeed. The airplane bounced upon touchdown and the pilot added a “small amount” of power. The airplane bounced a second time, and then settled onto the runway. The third time the airplane contacted the runway, the nose gear collapsed. The winds reported at the airport about the time of the accident were from 090 degrees at 5 knots. The pilot did not report any mechanical anomalies with the airplane.

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

The pilot's improper recovery from a bounced landing.

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