SEA99LA175
SEA99LA175

On May 20, 1999, at 1000 mountain daylight time, a Cessna 150M, N3834V, registered to and operated by Indian Airways Flying Club as a 14 CFR Part 91 personal flight, was substantially damaged during a hard landing at Buhl Municipal airport, Buhl, Idaho. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time and no flight plan was filed for the local flight. The private pilot, the sole occupant, was not injured. The flight originated in Buhl at 0745.

In a written statement, the pilot reported that he was practicing touch-and-go landings. The first landing was uneventful. During the flare for the second landing, the airplane was suddenly pushed to the left. The pilot reported that the airplane then touched down hard on the main landing gear and bounced. The pilot pulled back on the control yoke and the airplane touched down again on the nose gear which subsequently collapsed.

The pilot reported that the wind was from about 220 degrees at five knots, with gusts to 20 knots. The landing was made on runway 27.

At the time of the accident, neither the pilot nor the flying club reported the accident. During a ramp check at the airport by a Federal Aviation Administration Inspector from the Boise, Idaho, Flight Standards District Office, the damaged aircraft was noticed. The accident was reported to the NTSB, by the FAA, on November 4, 1999.

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