MIA96LA030
MIA96LA030

On November 27, 1995, about 1249 eastern standard time, a Cessna 152, N911MF, registered to and operated by Phoenix East Aviation, Inc., was substantially damaged during landing at the Craig Municipal Airport, Jacksonville, Florida. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time and VFR flight following was obtained for the 14 CFR Part 91 instructional flight. The student pilot, the sole occupant, was not injured. The flight originated about 1200 from the Daytona Beach Regional Airport, Daytona Beach, Florida.

The pilot stated that after departure when the flight was about 25 nautical miles south of the destination airport, he monitored the ATIS which indicated the wind was from 210 degrees at 11 knots with gusts to 15. The flight continued, turned left final for runway 23, and was advised that the wind was from 230 degrees at 12 knots with gusts to 18. The student stated that he reduced the throttle to idle when over the threshold and flared for landing. The airplane ballooned, and he added power and applied forward elevator control input. The airplane then touched down on the nose landing gear causing it to collapse. The airplane came to rest on the grass to the left of the runway.

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