On January 15, 1996, at 1726 mountain standard time, a Cessna 152, N757TJ, operated by Spectra Sonics as a 14 CFR Part 91 instructional flight, landed hard and bounced on the runway at Ogden, Utah. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time and no flight plan was filed for the local instructional flight. The airplane was substantially damaged and the student pilot, the sole occupant, was not injured. Use your browsers 'back' function to return to synopsisReturn to Query Page
The student pilot reported that he was practicing touch-and-go landings. While on the downwind leg for the second touch-and- go, the pilot stated that he was closer to the runway than the time before and he made a correction. The downwind was extended before turning to the base leg. The pilot stated that the turn was not coordinated and the airplane "seemed to be descending at excessive rate." The pilot made corrections, but overshot the runway. While on final approach, the pilot stated that he was making runway alignment corrections, however, the airplane was at an angle when it passed over the threshold. The pilot tried to make corrections, but again overshot the runway centerline and again made corrections to regain runway alignment. The pilot stated that he was able to align the airplane with the runway prior to touch down, but the airplane had a high sink rate and landed hard. The airplane bounced, and during the second touch down, the nose landing gear collapsed and the airplane skidded to the left and off the side of runway 16.