CHI97LA001
CHI97LA001

On October 3, 1996, at 1410 eastern daylight time, a Cessna 140A, N5393C, operated by a private pilot nosed over while landing on runway 10 (3,496'x75') at the Padgham Airport, Allegan, Michigan. The personal 14 CFR Part 91 flight was operating in visual meteorological conditions without a flight plan. The airplane was substantially damaged. The pilot and passenger were not injured. The flight originated from Coldwater, Michigan, at 1330 edt.

The pilot stated that the airplane bounced "slightly" during the landing, ground looped and nosed over.

The accident site was viewed by a Federal Aviation Administration Inspector who reported the airplane came to rest inverted just off the north side of the runway near the intersection of the sod and paved runways. The airplane came to rest on a heading of approximately 230 degrees.

The pilot reported that the local winds were from the north at 6 knots. Winds reported at Kalamazoo, Michigan, 15 miles south- southeast of the accident site were reported as 080 degrees at 8 knots.

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