CHI96LA159
CHI96LA159

On May 13, 1996, at about 1800 eastern daylight time (edt), a Cessna 140, N89207, piloted by a private pilot, was substantially damaged following a loss of control during the landing roll at Shamrock Field, Brooklyn, Michigan. The pilot reported no injuries. The personal 14 CFR Part 91 flight was operating in visual meteorological conditions. No flight plan was on file. The flight departed Napoleon, Michigan, at 1700 edt.

According to the pilot's written statement, he was attempting a main landing gear landing on runway 19 (2822' x 100'/sod), when he made a hard landing and bounced the airplane. The pilot then tried to recover the landing by touching down on all three wheels. The pilot said, "Tail of aircraft touched runway first. Applied brakes, main wheels dug in soft (sod) field. Aircraft nosed over, upside down... ."

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